Installation to do list – 10/25/12

  • Revise concept statement – ROSE DONE
  • Revise poster / announcement – JOSH (upload to PDF to blog and print / display posters by end of day on Friday)
  • Revised CK light fixture quantity – JEANNE (By Thursday afternoon visit to CK showroom)
  • Revise budget 1 person – include the following:
  • $120 for misc hardware and hanging materials
  • $50 for poster printing
  • Charges to date – collect receipts
  • Add column for estimated vs actual budget line items (email Glenn for template)
  • Create video presentation of process including part 1 proposals – 2 PEOPLE (Present draft next Tuesday)
  • Research materials for black out, signage wall, etc.. RENEE / YUNGBIN (Materials for the arts visit on Thursday, email class for help in developing proposals based on what you get before class next Wednesday)
  • Develop prototype including light source, hanging method, mounting locations and budget(as applicable) for hanging fixtures outside of Donghia glass wall – 2-3 PEOPLE (Have installed for review during class on Wednesday)
  • Gilla material installation tests, what tool to apply, does glass need to be cleaned first, etc.. – 1-2 PEOPLE (Have installed for review during class on Wednesday)
  • Curtain mounting / cleaning method.  Install or measure all hanging hardware – 2-3 PEOPLE (Have installed for review during class on Wednesday)
  • Buy paper and pre-cut black out panels for front and back walls  – 2-3 PEOPLE (Have installed for review during class on Wednesday)
  • Light fixture research / testing – All LD students, Glenn will be in contact about this
  • DMX operation research and testing   (Present time sequence of lighting changes for class review and comment on Wednesday)



SCE Installation policy and clarification


Additional clarification is below

Installation Policy / Response

– Can we apply a film to the glass wall?  No damage, easily removable.——YES

– Can some of the lights in the adjacent hallway be turned off / lamps unscrewed?  It is understood that minimal light would remain for egress purposes.—-YES, SEEMS FINE.

– Can wooden boxes currently mounted to the ceiling be removed?—–YES..  LETS RETAIN THEM FOR REINSTALLATION (DON’T REINSTALL UNTIL SCE CONFIRMS THIS IS DESIRED).

– Can ceiling paint be touched up?——YES.

– Can my group install some small eyebolts for hanging lightweight materials from the ceiling?——–YES.  IF THE REQUIRED HOLE IS LARGER THAN A SHEETROCK SCREW, THEN YOU SHOULD PLAN TO PATCH THE HOLE AFTER THE DEINSTALLATION.



Installation Plan + Perspective + Curtain Test

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!



Light Source and Baffles?

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.

Study about the installation: the glass wall

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!


Development of Installation

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?


GILI Privacy Screen Sticker



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.