Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Concept for huge translucent art wall that one or more people can walk along to interact with one another
The above is a concept for an interactive art installation to be displayed in public.
The piece would consists of:
- 75' long x 12' high x 1' thick glass/plexiglas panels.
- the panels are colored differently based upon an emotion or theme such as Anger, Memory, Sex.
The piece is meant to be walked by two people in a direction parallel to the glass, one person on each side, while gazing at each other through the piece.
- glass starts off clear, and gradually turns completely solid red by about 3/4 of the length. The last 1/2 consists of solid red covered glass with gashes cut out from the red covering the glass, allowing the people to see each other, but with the gashes over the other.
- glass starts off clear, and gradually turns completely solid black by about 3/4 of the length. The last 1/2 consists of solid black covered glass with small window bubbles cut out of the black covering the glass, allowing the people to see each other but in a limited way.
- glass starts off white, and becomes clear about 1/2 of the way. It then becomes white again by about 3/4 of the length. The second to last 1/8 is solid white. The last 1/8 is solid black with small bubbles windows. This is a reference to the Memory wall.
The piece could be set in or outdoors, in public or private. Madison Square park would be an ideal location.
I was inspired by a photo of the Philip Johnson Glass House (in Metropolis magazine). The picture showed the house's glass walls covered with a temporary red tint, giving the outside world a new interpretation.