The "Newtonian Proxies" were created to entice and engage the viewer entering the Omni Theater. A site specific work, it references the Auroral lights, the lake and lake markers, navigational and scientific instruments. Consisting of four discrete object “sets” it integrates with the building designed to mimic an ore shop pushing through the ice. The complete installation encompasses a 45 foot high, 100 foot by 35 foot space.
The "Proxies" and the "Flibbertigibbets" create an introductory stage for the Omni screenings and an inquisitive spacial experience related to both the activities of the theater and the visual intent of the building as object. A reflection of the architects vision for the implied "ship" and the experience of being aboard.
Bohemiawerks artists developed the works specific content and integration of the installation in response to the information gleaned in meetings with the stakeholders and architects for the project while working within their individual ideation process, spacial, and object interests.
This work features an Auroral Cone with Flow Animated Neon Tubing to create a modulating color field. The top of the cone is an illuminated “wave” pattern surrounding the center buoy; a illuminated staircase mounted quadrant; and Kinetic illuminated flying objects (the Flibbertigibbets) suspended from cables running across the space.
Materials: Adhered vinyl covered and painted formed and welded Aluminum sheet, Polycarbonate and Acrylic Plastics, Composite foam and Fiberglass, Neon tubing, Electric motors and electronic control components.
Share Via Email
CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
[ manifesto ]
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.