Interweaving Futures

Submitted by Bill Washabaugh

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Client: University of West Florida

Location: Pensacola, FL, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $168,000

Project Team

Artist

Bill Washabaugh

Hypersonic

Artist

Kirk Gordon

Hypersonic

Artist

Pauli King

Hypersonic

Artist

Gwylim Johnstone

Hypersonic

Artist

Katie Treidl

Hypersonic

Artist

Anna Torvaldsdotter

Hypersonic

Artist

Caitlin Morris

Hypersonic

Artist

Alex Garcia

Hypersonic

Other

Jen Storch

Overview

Interweaving Futures is a permanent outdoor sculpture at the University of West Florida. 448 uniquely formed steel tubes compose two surfaces, which create flowing surfaces which students can sit on. LED lights in each tube illuminate at night, dancing with light animations. Approximately 30 x 40 feet.

Goals

Interweaving Futures is a permanent outdoor sculpture that weaves together the metaphorical disciplines of science and art. The sculpture creates a unique space where people can gather to reflect and create, together. At night, the two interweaving surfaces dance with light via LED lighting animations created by UWF students. These light animation are meant to create a "campfire" around which students and faculty of all disciplines might converge, intermingle, and create.

Process

The Hypersonic team acted as artist, designer, and fabricator.