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VISION-AIR

 

Design by: Nina Songhori and AI
Structure design: Studio Alessandro Ricci
VR design: Studio Microchaus
Materials and sponsors: Mape System, PuraLuce

In response to the theme 'UTOPIA' proposed by INOUT The Contract Community in the Rooms event, I felt the need to respond by reaching out to a personal and political vision. Utopia, as an ideal of a perfect society, contrasts markedly with contemporary reality, especially in light of recent events in my home country of Iran. This dichotomy between the ideal and reality is the beating heart of my installation.

'Vision-air' presents a visual commentary on the inconsistencies and contradictions of the international political world. While utopia represents harmony, fairness, and peace, reality, all too often, shows us a picture of inequality, injustice, and conflict. This contrast is enhanced through the use of transparent materials and colored fragments, representing the fragility and complexity of our world.

I intend to invite the visitor to deep reflection. Believing firmly in the power of art as a catalyst for change and awareness, I hope this installation can serve as a starting point for broader discussions about the human condition and our collective desire for a better world.

INSTALLATION

The installation, composed of vertical panels, is a hymn to liberation. The transparency and color of the panels evoke a sense of openness, almost as if the space itself were inviting visitors to transcend their limits and imagine new possibilities.

At the top of these panels, colored fragments seem to be suspended, ready to dissolve in the air.

These fragments, in constant metamorphosis, represent the transcending of boundaries and limits, a powerful symbol of utopia's ability to push us beyond what we think is possible.

The cloud within the installation is a key element to remind us that this is all just a dream!

COLLABORATION WITH AI

A crucial aspect of the project was experimentation in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The aim was to emphasise that technology can be integrated into artistic and architectural design in alternative ways. The architect, Nina Songhori, chose to immerse herself in the world of AI, not as a mere tool, but as a partner in the creative process.

Her approach was dialectical. Initially, he engaged in a deep conversation with an AI software about the concept of utopia, gradually extending the discussion to the architectural realm. Through this dialogue, they explored together various interpretations of utopia, considerations about materials and technologies, culminating in a narrative that defined a utopian architectural environment.

In the next step, she used another AI tool to visualise these concepts, providing textual 'prompts' or combinations of text and images. This enabled the creation of graphical representations based on the previous collaboration.

Finally, she made the two AI tools interact: she introduced the text produced by the first software into the image generator of the second. This experiment not only produced unique visual results but also revealed interesting (indirect) interactions between the two software, offering an alternative view on collaboration and co-evolution between the AI and the human creator.

VIRTUAL REALITY

This installation was narrated and realised in a virtual dimension by Studio Microchaos. Visitors are invited to fully immerse themselves in the dialogue between the architect and the artificial intelligence, witnessing first-hand the dynamic exchange of ideas and visions. This intimate glimpse into the creative process takes place in a specially created virtual world, a setting that serves as a stage for the evolution of the project. Each step is illustrated and narrated, allowing visitors to understand not only the aesthetic aspect of the work but also its intrinsic meaning and underlying motivations. Virtual reality thus becomes a powerful tool for revealing the backstage of the creative process, creating a direct link between the creator, the work, and the public.