installation | 2012 | with studio_01
Award of Excellence - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Bloomberg Pavilion Competition


The Bloomberg Pavilion presents itself as a complex, twisting external surface, but contains a simple triangular space. Mildendo fills the interior with another seemingly complex system; however, the branched world is actually quite simple in design. The installation is created using a representation of plant growth as modeled by an L-system algorithm. Each branch is made from a one of three 25mm diameter pipes cut into standard lengths, drilled with holes, and then connected with a bolt.

Playing with the idea of scale, miniature objects which can be found among the branches immediately magnify the visitors, placing them inside a new world of mysteries whose inhabitants have long since disappeared. Visitors can move through the branching city-structure, sit next to it, or lay beneath so as to experience the space from various angles.