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Assorted Demo Scenes

Banvard Gallery
October 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to December 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Knowlton Hall Banvard Gallery will host Assorted Demo Scenes from October 18 - December 6, 2019. The exhibit will open at 12:30 p.m. on  Octobr 18 accompanied by a Loose Talk at the Big Stairs by 2018-19 Christos Yessios Visiting Assistant Professor Galo Canizares.


Assorted Demo Sceness a series of models, LCD screens, wires, and motors running physics simulations, executable scripts, and browser-based environments centered around the paradigm of the demo scene as a new form of knowledge. As software continues to be ever updated, the demo and tutorial have become the de-facto form of learning new tools and exhibiting their potentials. At times we have witnessed the demo become the final artifact and be mined for qualities that can be reframed as novel architectural effects.

A boolean operation, a loft, a group of extruded curves, a pile of rigid bodies, a polygonal mesh, a fluid simulation, a robot choreography: these are today’s architectural elements. They come into being through knowledge shared on YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, online forums, and various Google Search results by both professionals and amateurs. The task of the architect thus becomes not only to master these techniques, but also to use them to augment existing disciplinary conventions, while at the same acknowledging their limitations, blind spots, and potential flaws.

About the Team

Assorted Demo Scenes was designed by Galo Canizares with help from Shekoufeh Golnezhad as part of the 2018-19 Christos Yessios Visiting Professorship.


The Banvard Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery is located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University.


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