Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MOCA - Ball_Nogues Studio

Feathered Edge is an installation by Ball-Nogues Studio; a site-specific project that uses thread, over 21 miles of colored strings configured in catenary curves span the gallery space to form a dynamic environment.Digital technology was used as a tool to conceive this installation in the MOCA PAcific Design Center the strings are magenta, cyan, yellow and black dye.

Light passes through the skylight and reaches the floor. A trace that moves and dissappears through out the day. Light is made out of all the colors of the spectrum not only cyan, magenta, yellow and black. A reference perhaps to the light emitting device in which this piece was conceived and developed. 

It is a fun thought your computer screen has melted through the skylight, don´t you think?

Ball Nogues Studio also mentions how the software will give you the map on how to build or construct something but yes its the craft that produces the actual materiality. 

Hands on a light emitting screen or hands on the material; is how things get built. The software will do anything, sometimes the hardest thing is to figure out how to build it. The form with all its mathematical presumption is a natural one given that the strings and gravity react making catenary curves, not much formula but a planet spinning. 

On view at MOCA Pacific Design Center until November 15th. 

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