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16 Hours

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, DBOX

Simulating surveillance and control. Diller and Scofidio's proposal for the Eyebeam.


The "16 Hours" animation by DBOX is an interpretation of the Diller+Scofidio proposal for the Eyebeam Museum competition (New York, 2003) in the form of a simulation of the future building's life. The digital model of the research center and museum is observed over the course of a full day, from four different points of view, in order to portray the complexity of typical interactions with those who will visit and inhabit architecture.

A four-way split screen evoke surveillance and control systems that are familiar with experimental media, and allows the spectators to follow the activities of four hypothetical characters, simultaneously: a visitor, a student, a media artist and a choreographer, who all act as bi-dimensional figurines moving within the spaces of the three-dimensional digital model of the Eyebeam Museum. The virtual walkthrough reveals the dynamic aspects and the programmatic genesis of the Diller+Scofidio design as well as its potential as a center for evocative encounters and interactions.

Authors icon Credits

Author: Matthew Johnson
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Mentioned project: Eyebeam Museum Competition (2003)
Project location: New York, USA

USA 2001
Duration: 11'05''

Selected for the 2002 edition of BEYOND MEDIA Festival organized by Image.