Amir Soltani

Haptic Cinema 2009:

a Sensory Interface to the City is an experimental clip made in 2009-10.

Framing Motion Paths in Belfast 2010:

From motion to emotion, the body sites are everyday experiences with spaces and places. As an early spatialised form of film in late 1800s E. J. Marey created important steps for legibility of time, and of body in motion. Using digital media through filmic framing we have archigesture of body dynamics as mapping personal motion paths in the city. Moving image has helped embed a sort of dynamic equilibrium of the body motion as a topographic space. Marey formalised spatial origin of motion, here we have morphogenesis between public and personal infrastructures; primitive yet, indispensable.

Framing Tehran Traffic 2010:

This is another haptic motion exploration using filmic framing technique. The subject is Traffic in Tehran and the cars are portrayed are living beings like human bodies. Their rhythmic movement are mapped using film and the city streets, yet another archigestural depiction using moving image and algorithmic split-screens. Music is by John Zorn: Masada Guitars..

'Archigesture: The Architecture of Gesture'

I'm testing 'Archigesture' as a modelling concept for mapping of expressive architectural spaces through gestural and temporal analysis of bodies and objects' interactions. Archigesture in my research defines an architecture that is adaptive to gesture, as anthropomorphic generative forms. Does gestural movement affect the space of architecture? How does gesture adapt to space of architecture and vice versa?

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