Field Notes

Talking about bioluminescence, countless scientific studies and researches have been developed through time. Lately, the research field expanded to the domain of art for the endless wonder this phenomenon evokes. 

The Cyanometer was invented in 1789 by the Swiss physicist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, who used the circular array of 53 shaded sections in experiments above the skies over Geneva, Chamonix and Mont Blanc.

"The sun had not yet risen. The sea was indistinguishable from the sky, except that the sea was slightly creased as if a cloth had wrinkles in it.

Samurai’s ethics opposed to the delight of every single moment, pleasure and amusement.

Segantini’s symbolism expresses what we can’t grasp with sight in nature. 

As an artistic endeavour, drawing is almost as old as mankind. In an instrumental, subordinate role, it developed along with the other arts in antiquity and the Middle Ages.

"Secret Beyond the Door" is a Freudian thriller from Fritz Lang. Celia is lovely and stylishly groomed in this shocker about a woman whose husband, an architect, collects rooms where famous murders have occurred. One of the doors of those rooms always remains locked.

Garden is one of the heterotopic spaces where the whole world comes to accomplish its symbolic perfection. The garden provides an image of the world, a space of simulation for paradise-like conditions, a place of otherness where dreams are realized in an expression of a better world.

What are the possibilities in order to create multiple worlds? Are there different observations between architecture and cinematographic architecture? What kind of standpoint we take? Are we observers or actors in the interplay of space?

 A lecture by Doris Agotai, ETH