Proposal for signage at elevator side of Donghia wall


We insert the cut-out the the letters of the cutout between glass and the gela material, we are thinking using black paper or transparent black plastic, here is the diagram and how the title is presented under different lighting conditions.

Process Video Draft

Here is the process video draft. I left a good amount of time to add more images from the combined approach, I was thinking we might be able to do a time lapse of the actual installation (edited) to show how it comes together and maybe a video of the final effect. Also I would like to add more to the part 1 proposals and would like input on which images should be used for each group. We can also add key words for each group’s approach.

Also I was trying to have the images timed to the music but this would only make sense if there is music on the video which might mean we need to plan for headphones.

Please let me know what you guys think.


Hey All,

I think some of us are having trouble figuring out what still needs to be done off the to-do list. If your group needs help or more people, please post as a reply to this post, or send email. I think some people are at a loss at the moment, lets band together, so we can make sure we’re on the same page. Also, are we all still planning on getting together tomorrow, despite class cancellation? DMX controller progress? I can read through the manual tomorrow and start trying to figure it out, but we need hands on testing to really get it I think.




Installation Update: Jacinda

Halogen update:

I dimensioned and estimated the amount of wire needed to be roughly 150 feet (double strand, so 300 feet for single strand cable).  I priced cable at Home Depot ($68 for a 500 ft roll of single strand) and G&G Electric ($32 for the same thing).  I bought the cable from G&G and made sure there’s a return policy.  As for the cap/crimp end pieces: G&G didn’t have them but said to check back on Monday when they had more of their department open.  Home Depot didn’t have them and told me to go to G&G.  Lighting & Beyond didn’t have them and told me to go to Home Depot.  Midwest Electric was closed.
Kat went to G&G today and they still don’t know anything about the end caps.  Tucker contacted Midwest Electric and is in touch with someone who may at least be able to identify these things.

Request for fixtures…

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Here is the request we sent Ken Romaine at Philips Color Kinetics last week during the storm.  Jeanne, Huanhai, Noele, and I managed to work on it remotely.  It includes a cover letter type request with a brief explanation of the installation, a preliminary lighting layout plan and section, a couple of the latest photos from our tests, and fixture cut sheets.


Flavin Institute visit

So I went two weeks late because I was sick the weekend of the class visit. I’m assuming everyone else had a giant milkshake at the Candy Kitchen after seeing the exhibit too?

Form: Housed on the second floor of a former church and firehouse, a large open room has been partitioned with walls that don’t reach the ceiling, allowing colors to be seen upon entry to the instillation. Colored fluorescent tubes are Flavin’s medium. He uses them to create vertical planes or vectors and color fields. Sometimes there is a solid wall of lights, sometimes they overlay each other like a zoom-in close up of woven fabric. The orientation of the lights, tightly packed or more sparse within a room seems to reinforce the color field effect he’s created. Sometimes it has the effect of walking into an electrified perspective drawing.

 Space / Time: Space and time are very important in this instillation. I didn’t quite realize that until I’d gone around a few times. In particular, a piece that at first is very green, after several minutes goes completely white, which is pretty cool.

Optical Response: Immediately after spending more than a few minutes with the pieces, I began to feel quite visually overpowered by the lights. Like suddenly I might know what it’s like to be a fly that zooms into the light bulb. At first the colors are pretty, pleasing in a sort of soft pastel way, especially the nice glow they cast on the white walls of the main room. But the more you keep looking at the colors, the more they intensify and your eyes begin to play tricks on you, seeing vibrations and waves, a sort of pulsing intensity. Once you experience the green piece, which after a time your eyes adjust to white, it starts to feel really inundating and intense on your eyes.Even though it’s fun and trippy that your eyes adjust to the color, you can also feel that they must be straining somehow.

Emotional Response: I really enjoyed the show. At first on a more surface level, the colors were pretty, the tones cast on the exterior walls were really pretty. But then I was impressed and absorbed by the intensity of the instillation with time. By the time I was ready to leave, I actually felt quite exhausted by it, like my body had physically been through sometime. I enjoyed it, but I was also ready to get back out into the natural light.

Records + Representations: the representation in photos is so fun to make and then it crazy too see white, take a photo and there is the green that disappeared. The only other time I’ve taken photos of a Flavin piece, I thought the photo actually enhanced the piece, that it wasn’t that strong or vibrant in person. But this time, though the photos I took are really cool, the pieces themselves were actually much more intense and overpowering than a photo could communicate. In terms of the few drawings of his that were there, I just see them as structural documents, very clear ones. But not as anything meant to capture or convey the quality of the piece.