Client: 5/3 Bank
Location: Cincinnati, OH, United States
Completion date: 2021
Danielle Roney Studio
Callie Hoddap and Ed Capannari
The Art Company
UNA is a site-specific data-sculpture emblematic of how people come together collectively to support each other. Composed of data-sets from Google searches conducted in the early days of the Covid19 pandemic, the local Cincinnati community is represented throughout the pattern fluctuating across the sculpture formation. This pattern reflects online support systems reaching out across the Cincinnati region at the time, telling a poetic story about how people interacted and connected to overcome a time of isolation.
(733) 3″ acrylic tubes, stainless steel cable, custom hardware, algorithmic search data
9’3” W x 42’ L x 10’8” H
We looked to create a visual language highlighting the interconnection between the individual and the collective that forms the foundation of this thriving and supportive community. Extending the communicative logic of UNA, individual elements fluidly join together and move apart in sections of oscillating density and porosity.
Responding to the spatial dynamics of the site, 733 acrylic objects float above the lobby atrium in an elegant form anchoring the visitors’ experience. Natural light filters through the optics of the two-toned material, creating cloud-like opacities. Interactions between light and form respond to the transition of time and space, illuminating themselves at different proximities and paces while accentuating movement through the atrium with undulating views.
Roney Studio provided an iterative design process developed with the client and design team.
Responding in a time of intense isolation, a small dedicated studio team safely came together in-house to hand cut and assemble each piece in the complex patterns of the custom suspension system. Personal dedication from studio team during deeply committed design and fabrication phases resulted in a meaningful vision of the community's strength for Fountain Square - at the heart of Civic life in Cincinnati.