La Relation Art/Alliage a Memoire de Formes: 10 ans de Parcours. $1500000 en Recherche et Developpement: Un Nouvel Imaginaire Artistique

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  • La Relation Art/Alliage a Memoire de Formes: 10 ans de Parcours. $1500000 en Recherche et Developpement: Un Nouvel Imaginaire Artistique

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  • The specifics of Alliages a Memoires de Formes (Memory Shape Alloys) includes the memorizing of various shapes at various temperatures, shapes that can be spontaneously reconstituted each time the shape encounters the some temperature. These technologies were originally developed by the military. When I first studied them in 1985, I was so impressed that I decided to apply them at an artistic level. To meet the production imperatives required for a self-memorizing evolutive sculpture (one whose shapes evolve night and day and seasonally), an original research program was undertaken in high-tech laboratories in France and the United States.

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