An immersive and multisensory experience. Grove by Philip Beesley and the Living Architecture Systems Group

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Design studio
Kevan Cress. Lisa Jiang. Mackenzie Van Dam. Bianca Weeko Martin.
Design studio executive
Project lead.- Timothy Boll. Ellie Hayden. Michael Lancaster. Anne Paxton. Stephen Ru.
Sascha Hastings.
Grove Cradle.- Philip Beesley. Film installation directed by.- Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones. Curator & producer.- Sascha Hastings. Produced by.- W&N Studio & PBSI Studio & Immortal Productions. Actress.- Tilley Du Preez @ Sylvia Young Agency. Music composition.- Salvador Breed. VFX Creation.- W&N Studio & Gavin Coetzee / Studio Tekati. VFX Creation Assistant.- Kevan Cress. Editor.- Xavier Perkins / Exeeda. 3D Scanning.- FBFX London. Z Brush Artist.- Chris Everritt. Storyboard artist.- Alex Noble. Motion capture & rigging.- Mark Maxwell. PBSI studio assistance.- Timothy Boll, Matt Gorbet, Lisa Jiang, Michael Lancaster, Stephen Ru.
Composer.- Salvador Breed. Text.- adapted from Gustav Flaubert’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1874. Male voice.- Philip Beesley. Female voice.- Eva Bartels.
Iris van Herpen. Poul Holleman. Codrin Talaba.
Gwynne Allanford. Filipe Costa. Dima Ghazal. Angie Kwon. Helia Mahdavi. Kailey Moulson. Ashley Peebles. Tahir Pervaiz. Julia Richard. Nathan Shakura. Dalia Todary-Michael. Xinyi Zhang.
Installation Management
Amerigo Piana. Jordan Prosser. Davide Tiso. Mackenzie Van Dam.
Installation Team
Giulio Ancona. Daniele Campesan. Andrea Ciccolella. Franco Conte. Davide Cupani. Margherita D’Adamo. Cristian Filiuta. Marine Franchi-Pinta. Alexandrina Godorogea. Elia Guglielmi. Cecilia Maran. Alessandro Marsiaj. Giovanni Nardello. Michela Perotello. Nicola Peruzzi. Ludovico Piccolo. Lorenzo Piva. Mattia Sanna Zolin. Margherita Scapin. Leonardo Sebastiani. Riccardo Sellan. Jasmine Stefanutto. Andrea Strata. Mateo Tomasini. Schani Turri. Piera Zacchigna. Geremia Zarantonello.
May 22 to November 21, 2021.
At the 17th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. Arsenale, Campo de la Tana, 2169/f, 30122 Venice, Italy.

Philip Beesley

Philip Beesley is a professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. A practitioner of architecture and digital media art, he was educated in visual art at Queen’s University, in technology at Humber College, and in architecture at the University of Toronto. At Waterloo he serves as Director for the Integrated Group for Visualization, Design and Manufacturing, and as Director for Riverside Architectural Press. He also holds the position of Examiner at University College London. His Toronto-based practice PBAI is an interdisciplinary design firm that combines public buildings with exhibition design, stage and lighting projects. The studio’s methods incorporate industrial design, digital prototyping, and mechatronics engineering. Philip Beesley’s work is widely cited in the rapidly expanding technology of responsive architecture. He has authored and edited eight books and appeared on the cover of Artificial Life (MIT), LEONARDO and AD journals. Features include national CBC news, Casa Vogue, WIRED, and a series of TED talks. His work was selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture, and he has been recognized by the Prix de Rome in Architecture, VIDA 11.0, FEIDAD, two Governor General’s Awards and as a Katerva finalist. Beesley’s funding includes core CFI, SSHRC, NSERC and Canada Council for the Arts grants.

Professor, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo
Director, Integrated Group for Visualization, Design and Manufacturing, University of Waterloo
Chair, Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture
Director, Riverside Architectural Press




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