The whole piece is netted, allowing the cylinders to be read as a series of wire frames. This further contributes to the layering of space, adding the density of shadows cast on the wall beyond the piece to the density of the nets themselves.
The installation is conceived as an active reconfiguration of space, which is transformed through dynamic qualities of light and movement that are linked to local weather phenomena by means of weather live-feed readings. These transformations, though constantly shifting, occur gradually, contrasting the pace of the street and heightening awareness of the environment and presence of the weather. The speed with which these transformations occur is almost imperceptible, the changes will be noticed only upon engaging the piece at one moment and returning to it, thereby entraining the piece in the life of the town. The space presents opportunities to engage the context in different ways to generate a range of experiences. In the morning, the piece is evidenced by the sun casting shadows on the back white wall. During the intense light of early afternoon, the glass produces the strongest reflections, reflecting live weather conditions. These reflections give way to LED’s and flood lights in the evening, intensifying the shadow drawings on the back wall and illuminating the space to the street.
- Created by Paola Zellner, assistant professor of architecture
with the collaboration of Dr. Tom Martin, professor
of electrical and computer engineering
- Project Team
Nathan Artis, Jesus Barney, Nikole Branch, Adam Burke, Joanna Cofer, Brian Heller, Trey Hoffman, Saron Iasu, John Knuteson, Kelsey Margulies, Camila Paggi, Sarah Rege, Matt Young
Electrical and Computer Engineering Students:
Matt Bock, Susanna Bradley, Ari Horowitz, Justing Johnson, Kevin Kays, Evan Spillane
- Sponsored by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the Center for the Arts
CENTER FOR THE ARTS, BLACKSBURG, VA
TEXTILE SPACE COURSE