STUDENT WORK, 2011, FALL SEMESTER.
HAWAI’I 18° 55′ N to 28° 27′ N ; 154° 48′ W to 178° 22′ W
“THE PROJECT EXPLORES THE AESTHETICS OF A FLOATING VESSEL INTERPRETED AS A POETIC UNITY AT A LAYER WHERE TWO ELEMENTS MEET, SEPARATING THE VISIBLE FROM THE INVISIBLE”
The interrogation of this physical, simultaneous presence in two landscapes manifest itself in a fleet of unmanned artefacts, launched off the shores off Hawaii, released on a mission to restore the health of our oceans before we damage them beyond repair and this shameful, man-made environmental disaster becomes irreversible.
Drifting autonomously off the coasts without a specific destination, these vessels are designed to become part of this particular landscape, while acting as a mediator between the two environments it tries to inhabit. It is the attempt to turn a garbage collector into an aesthetic construct by establishing a relationship in three levels, by answering the questions of the interaction with the above, the underneath and the in between.
STUDENT WORK, 2011, SPRING SEMESTER.
Amy Nesbitt – Floating event space and water recycling unit for the Neva Bay
Elton Topalli – Sand dynamics in dessert bazaar and tourist hostel