Daniel Devas Exhibit: Scientia Truncatis

Hailing from Brazil, Daniel Devas has blazed a trail that has taken him across the globe building large-scale stage designs and other atmospheric manifestations for events such as Burning Man, Symbiosis Gathering, Earthdance, Boom Festival, and most of the large festivals in his home country. In 2008, physics became the central inspiration behind his work, leading to a series of pieces set on harnessing the magic of natural phenomena and blurring the line between artistry and scientific experimentation.

For this exhibit, Daniel has utilized the tools available at the Idea Fab Labs to produce a brand new, totally unique collection of wonders. His work is a series of “science trees”, each focused around a force such as light, sound, magnetism and more.

Photo by Owen Bettis

Atracta pilos

Genus: Atracta
Species: Pilos
Composition:  steel, magnets, cables, filings

Field Notes: This heavy breed of the Atracta variety

Tended & harvested by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Motus tractor

Genus: Motus
Species: Tractor
Composition: Fibre gears, copper tubing
Field Notes: An active arbor operating

Tended & harvested by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Atracta fluidus

Genus: Atracta
Species: Fluidus
Composition: steel, ferrofluid, magnets
Field Notes: Humans MUST NOT TOUCH, though blowing carefully shows it’s fluidity…

Tended & harvested by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Puri tentati

Genus: Puri
Species: Tentati
Composition: acrylic
Field Notes: A perennial arbor with strange purple fruits.

Tended & harvested by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Atracta pilos

Genus: Atracta
Species: Pilos
Composition: steel, magnets, cables, filings
Field Notes: This heavy breed of the Atracta variety.

Tended & harvested by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Desipiere in Loco

Genus: Stultus
Species: Skeletus
Composition: acrylic
Field Notes: An unusual growth even for Scientia Tuncatis, this tree seems to reflect the viewer.

Tended & harvested by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Aumordax

Foraged and prepared by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Saplings

Foraged and prepared by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Xpin Series

Foraged and prepared by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

PCTree

Circuitree

Foraged and prepared by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.

Arborgraph

Arborgraph

Foraged and prepared by Daniel Strickland and the Devas Team in a collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.