Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jbasler photo journal #1

There were a few things that I took note of on the site visit. I have visited the museum before, so I was somewhat familiar with the layout and the spaces.
I utilized the time to look more in depth at some of the logistical opportunities including the areas under the stairs. There appear to be cavities behind the screen elements under the stair. I don’t yet know if this is a space that we can or want to use, but it caught my eye.
I also spent some time looking at the opportunities to utilize the floor space directly above the floor. One of the images that immediately came to mind was the opportunity to wrap the entire floor and project from behind. As much as I hate most of his work, Christo’s work came to mind.
The fountain also seems like a logical base or placement for an installation as it is the only immovable piece in the central entrance area. However much the museum may not like the permanence of the fountain, it does bring an odd sense of nostalgia for a time when museum architecture didn’t just focus on the flexibility of spaces.
The images below are things that have caught my eye that are relevant to this discussion.
The first is Christo’s wrapped palace. It’s is at a much larger scale than we are working with, but it offers an opportunity for rear projection that I mentioned above.


Second is the interactive fa├žade at Variate Labs in L.A. it responds to the people walking by and can display information that is unique to the walker.

Variate Labs

Third is a photo of the interactive floor projections that we might find at fashion valley or other malls. The ones I have seen are games that kids can play with when they get bored of shopping with their parents.

Interactive Projections

Fourth is a fog display screen. I initially thought this could be a great technology to utilize, however I then started thinking about humidity and artwork……

Fog Screen Projections

Lastly is a sculpture that is outside my office down at glashaus. It is a sculpture of the soundwave of the description of the piece. The resulting sculpture is self-descriptive and interesting in that regard.

Matt Devine's 
387 5/8" Steel Rods

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