Site-specific sculpture and installations transform a place according to the sculptor’s vision. Sculptors such as Robert Smithson, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Andy Goldsworthy and James Turrell use the inspiration from a specific site to make an intervention. A new generation of this type of work is emerging using digital tools.
In this course students will collaborate in teams to make site-specific interactive installations around campus that use computer modeling and 3D fabrication processes. Students will create work inspired by specific sites. They will be designed to heighten the viewer’s awareness of sensory aspects of that particular site, such as sound, spatial conditions, topography, history + memory, micro climate, etc. Drawing using Illustrator, and 3D modeling with Rhino will be used, and the installations will be fabricated using the laser cutter, CNC router and 3D printing. The final projects will be completely fabricated full-scale temporary installations.