ADA in flight to Moscow

ADA in flight to Moscow

The beautiful and rather large analog interactive kinetic sculpture that we have come to know and love as ADA will be soon moving from the ZERO1 Garage to the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture based in Moscow. ADA, created by intermedia artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski is named after 19th century English mathematician, Ada Lovelace. She is a self-forming artwork and post-industrial “creature”, resembling a molecular hybrid from nano biotechnology. Filled up with helium and spiked with charcoals, the membrane-like globe floats freely in each room it is located and leave marks on the walls, ceilings and floors. It is meant to be a movement to experience visually, like a computer that generates unforeseeable output after receiving a command. It has been an exciting and educational journey having ADA as part of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial Not only did ADA bring to light the global helium shortage to the ZERO1 community, but she was an immediate favorite from the minute we opened the doors of the ZERO1 Garage back in September. Visitors were in awe as they moved her around and she began to make her mark on the transparent walls that enclosed her. We are extrememly excited that her journey will continue and after the ZERO1 Biennial comes to a close on Dec 8th, ADA will move across the world from our Garage in Silicon Valley to another in Moscow!

Check out more images of ADA in flight and learn more about Karina Smigla-Bobinski.