Associative Agnosia (with Ciro Marquez and Diego Fullaondo from Deakin University), explores a systematic, analytical and creative approach to processing data by merging the rules of linguistics with rules for image-making. The relationship between the (finite) physical world and its (ever-growing) datascapes is far from simple, nor as objective as it is often claimed to be. The production of data & matter are reciprocal operations, that go beyond mere representation, direct correlation or instantaneous responsiveness. Associative Agnosia is part of a group exhibition by leading international designers, which aims to trigger discussion and debate on how the use of data in design methodologies for making architectural form and spatial experiences, are becoming vital in academic and industry practices.
DATA & Matter exhibits a range of projects, side-by-side, that transofmr data as an abstraction into spatial and experiential configurations. It aims at triggering discussion and debate on how the use of data in design methodologies and theoretical discources have evolved in the last two decades and why processes of data measurement, quantification, simulation, ubiquitous technologies and algorithmic congrol, and their integration into methods of making architectural form and spatial experiences, are becoming vital in academic and industry practices. DATA & Matter has been curated by Marcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, and Frank Melendez.