Static Wave

This image shows a version of one of our wave machine prototypes. It is from our series of theatric special effects created from found objects. Not seen in the photograph are the fan placed at one end and the rippling motion caused by it. Unlike theatre, which requires a certain amount of audience distance, this effect encourages close scrutiny. Upon entering the space created by the volume of air under the fabric, one is enticed to stay by soft blue light and the cool rush of air.

A Nylon Wave

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MoMA Project Headway

Working as the Bernhardt Laboratories creative director and installation crew, I will be in New York May 14-21, 2008. During this time I will compare my initial work on the MoMA project against the space of the atrium on site. Some aspect of measuring will occur in order to refine my current plans for (supposed) installation. The future of the project will be determined by my evaluation of the space as compared with my initial estimations. It is conceivable that the project could remain unchanged or that it may undergo drastic reevaluation, but much of this is dependent on the difference between my best assumptions and what I find when I measure the actual space.

Collaboration lab

Under the auspices of the Bernhardt Laboratories Collaboration Lab I have been working with the collaboration outfit Barchael on some new projects. Something is in the works and it involves mythology, but we can’t share much more than that right now. Here are some screen shots the Barchael duo made while video conferencing. Watch for hints about the new project and see past projects at http://barchael.wordpress.com. Also see the sidebar for the Barchael link.

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Measuring MoMA

Atrium

Using a map of the second floor atrium at the Museum of Modern Art, Measuring MoMA is a project for which I will be drawing a plan and elevation of the atrium space as accurately as I can. Filling this space will be theatrical set pieces related to Renaissance stage design conventions and catastrophic environmental events. The second phase of this project is to measure the floor space, wall dimensions, and various ceiling heights of the actual MoMA atrium in contrast to the estimations I made previously. The preparatory drawings and models of the atrium space and the theoretical items to be installed there will likely be a major component of the supposed installation, giving evidence of the various stages of production and contrasting the end result or final phase of design.

Here’s To Hoping: A Navigation Of Space Between Expectation and Disappointment

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