Mimodek is an interactive-evolving and changing ‘living’ system, based on the principles of the natural world that ‘grows’ from the fabric of the city. As all living systems in nature, Mimodek reflects its own environment. It is a site-specific work, formed by unique, location-related data sources and by the behavior of the visitors. Every installation will evolve into a unique ‘organism’, reflecting its location. Mimodek does not visually mimic nature, but it introduces the city to some of the natural elements that are lacking. The work highlights the delicate relation between human beings and their environment, as well as their connection to the other living beings with whom they share this environment.
The piece was created by Marie Polakova and team during the Open up! workshop at Medialab-Prado, Madrid and it was presented at the Media Facades Helsinki 2010 Festival from August 31 to September 5 at the mbar corridor of the Lasipalatsi square. It was also shown at the Medialab-Prado facade in Madrid.
Software development: Jonathan Cremieux
Collaborators: Lali Barriere, Bruno Vianna, Liisa Tervinen, Abinadi Meza, Maja Kalogera, Massimo Avvisatti and Steven Pickles(PIX).