THE SCULPTURE RESIDENCY OF ARPA IS HOUSED IN THE HISTORIC CASA MOEBIUS IN MEXICO CITY. THE SPACE COMBINES CAST MODULAR ELEMENTS WITH EVER-CHANGING LIGHT IN A RECONCILIATION OF OPPOSITES, PROVIDING HAVEN FOR RESEARCHERS TO CONSIDER THE DIMENSIONAL VALENCES OF ALL THE SENSES.
« HE GOES DOWN THE STEEP STAIRCASE THAT DESCENDS TO HIS STUDY EVERY MORNING IN A PATH WHERE THE FLOORS BECOME WALLS AND THESE IN TURN ARE TRANSFORMED INTO CEILINGS »
Completed in 1978 by the modernist architect Ernesto Gomez Gallardo, who designed the main altar at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City as well as furniture for the Japanese Embassy in Mexico, the structure is a soft brutalist masterpiece open to the changing phases of the day. Against gridded ceilings and stairwells, which connect to give the building its namesake form, are unexpected onyx and glass apertures, overlooking a multi-level outdoor space for sculpture exhibition.
« SIMULTANEOUS PERCEPTION OF MULTIPLE STIMULI IN ONE EXPERIENCE »
PARIS — MUSIC
RESEARCHERS ARE INVITED TO THE ARPA SOUND AND FRAGRANCE LABORATORY, TO DEVELOP EXPERIMENTAL PROPOSALS ON SONIC OSCILLATIONS AND THEIR VIBRATIONAL CORRESPONDENCES TO OTHER SENSORIAL WAVELENGTHS. IN THE PARIS SPACE, ICONIC PIECES OF MODULAR DESIGN SUCH AS A 1929 WESTERN ELECTRIC 16A SPEAKER COLLECT MOMENTS FROM THE BIRTH PERIODS OF SEQUENCED MUSIC. REVERBERATING THESE SYNTHESIZED WAVES INTO THE FUTURE, THE SPACE SURROUNDS RESIDENTS IN AN ONGOING SERIES OF EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSITIONS.
Arpa, Institute of Synesthesia, encourages visionary expression and gathers collective experience at the edges of cognitive possibility involving sound as a new language, including chromesthesia and tactile-auditory associations. Cognitive possibility involving sound as a new language, including chromesthesia and tactile-auditory associations.
« THE IDEA WHEN YOU ARE MAKING FRAGRANCE IS TO HAVE ALL THESE MODULES TO CREATE SEQUENCES. THAT WAS ALSO THE CASE WITH THE BIRTH OF SYNTHESIZERS »
KYOTO — RITUEL
WITH ITS CODIFIED CONDUCT AND ITS SYNESTHETIC RELATIONSHIP TO PERFUME, THE JAPANESE INCENSE CEREMONY OF KODŌ MATERIALIZES ONE OF ARPA FOUNDER BARNABE FILLION’S MAIN INSPIRATIONS IN PERFUME MAKING.