Yungbin, Patricia and I put together the attached document which includes a plan and some additional testing we did with the existing donghia gallery curtains. We wanted to heighten the experience of the glass wall by covering up the drinking fountain/exit signs/ restroom doors and tailor the circulation space along the glass wall. We can demonstrate on Wednesday!
Last night when we were meeting (see Yungbin’s post) there was discussion of how to model the viewing bodies with light. Patricia envisioned baffles that will help contain the light between sections of viewing along the wall. I think this would be a helpful way to possible hide light sources above, to the side, and below the viewer. This creates opportunities to light different parts of one side’s viewer versus different parts of the other side’s viewer. (See posted illustrations)
However, there was also talk of creating a more simple, clean, and (potentially) powerful lighting mechanics setup where snoots on spotlights would do the work of these baffles, creating extremely specific and narrow beams of light. We noticed how it was more powerful when light would graze a face only instead of washing a whole body, because we perceive only a glimpse instead of an entire revealed view. This may be relevant to the Cage piece, which might be equated to a series of discreet chords instead of a continuous symphony. The power is in the separation, the isolation of parts, and the minimalism.
Participants : Yungbin, Patricia, Renne, Jacinda, Bing, Noele, Huanhai, Chris, Kat, Josh, Rose, Tucker
Gilla experimentation – material characteristic of reflection+see-through depending on light location.
Extending the experience in&out of the gallery
Material library in Queens reserved on 10/25
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It’s interesting to see how previous interior design groups have approached a student led installation in the Donghia Gallery.
After today’s discussion, I feel the virtuality and reality on the glass wall is really interesting. We can use different methods to achieve this concept, in addition of the gili material, I feel like there are a lot of opportunities. So I made a rough photoshop to explain about the different layers, and the reality/ virtuality for viewers.
Let’s play together!
Present: Jeanne Choi Yungbin Kim, Renee Burdick Bing Han Rose Bothomley Chris Lunney Kat Brice Huanhai Cheng Patricia Vallejo-Arroyo Kara Palmore Tucker Miller Josh (Noele is in Vancouver for a Light thing)
Can we touch up the ceiling in the Gallery?
Can we remove the wooden projection boxes? (Howard)
How many color-kinetic led strips can we get and by when?
Can we turn all the lights off in the hallway?
What is the budget?
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Concept Proposal: PERCEPTION
The occupant perceives a reflective dark quality to the panes of glass that separate the curious activity within. They enter unassuming and cautiously. The occupant is directed linearly through the space facing the panes of glass. There is a gradient of opacity that undulates as the occupant moves from one end to the other. silhouettes are perceived questionably as the occupant is unsure whether the figure is a reflection or shadow. The occupant is illuminated as the music becomes audible and the reflection fades away as the music pauses. The variable effects of light on the different opacities of reflectivity changes your perception of yourself and the figures moving outside as the occupant can traverse the path over and over again without noticing a beginning or end.
These were our second best tests – using a halogen tube light, foil, and a slitted museum board. The distance from the source to the slitted museum board was extremely important to the focus of the line of light on the wall.
Huanhai – Jacinda – Rose – Chris – Kat