Philip Beesley is a professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. After studying at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, Beesley practiced architecture and digital art. His ventures include the use of technology in his installations, where he incorporates the industrial design and mechanical engineering. In his projects, the artist poses a mechanical ecosystem. Among his most important poropossals is the installation Radient Soil, made with metal, glass and plastic. The result is a set of pieces hanging from the ceiling shaped leaves that react to visitors, retracting and emitting light. Through a complex set of chips and plaques, sculptures seem to breathe and move. This is a clear example of how art and technology unite and amaze viewers.

Source and images:  Philip Beesley

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