Live Forever

Submitted by Jenna Didier

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Client: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Completion date: 2011

Artwork budget: $105,000

Project Team

artist

Jenna Didier

AtelierDIDIER

collaborator

Oliver Hess

aperiodic

drafting/ lead fabricator

Brian Janeczeko

infranatural

Overview

Networked light-embedded brass origami sconces inspired by native cliff-dwelling Chalk Dudleya “Live Forever” plant, so-named because of its drought tolerance. This monitoring and alert system exploits the surface of the building in the way nature finds uses for voids.

Origami sheet brass, LEDs, electronics, environmental sensors. 35’ x 18’ x 12’
Location: Firestation 94, Baldwin Village, Los Angeles

Goals

Moisture-responsive lighting is an environmental monitoring system clinging to the facade. The lights scintillate across the building at a rate that varies in response to ambient humidity. An ambient clue to fire danger levels to raise awareness.