INFLATABLE FORM PROJECT


Student Work (images)

Student work video links:

Inflatable Jaws


Artists to research:
Anna Hepler

Clive Murphy (formalist similar to that of Tony Smith, to an extent)
JIMMY KUEHNLE
Geraldo Zamproni
Joshua Allen Harris
Michael Rakowitz

Links of interest:

Geraldo Zamproni (youtube) Brazilian Artist

Drury University Art, Interactive inflatable youtube

The Interactive inflatable artist (cbs) youtube
The interactive inflatable artist (FOX) youtube

DCCC Inflatable installation video youtube

Campus inflatable form youtube

INTOFORM website

We make money not art (website)

Elon UniversityYoutube

Window plastic link

Interactive inflatable installation youtube

Sound, light, and form

ART IN ODD PLACES (website)

 

 


 

STUDENT WORK:

Click here to view images from visiting artist Anna Hepler, 2012


Concept:

Above are works of Anna Hepler


Concept:

To design and install a large inflatable form in a site-specific location on Delaware County Community College's campus.

Installation art: describes an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called Land art; however, the boundaries between these terms overlap.

 


Materials:

Thin painter's plastic .35 or .4 milliliters
Scissors
Box cutters
Packing Tape

 


Approach:

Students will collaborate in groups of 3-5 members. Each group will be expected to search for a location, design a form, and install the form in that location. Be prepared to discuss why you made certain decisions regarding your form and its relationship to the location and space. When looking for a location for consideration, search for an area that possesses formal or conceptual potential you can utilize, accentuate (emphasize) or support (work in unison) your form. (I will elaborate in class).

Process:
1) Cut garbage bags or painter’s plastic into flat pattern piece
2) Join pieces along the edges with packing tape – creating a seam without tears or holes for air to escape
3) Continue connecting bags until desired size/form is achieved **you will need to have an attachment to some air source to inflate the bags (make sure to attach an "umbilical cord" to fill the form with air.
4) Attach tube/small opening in sculpture to a continuous air source (fans/vents etc) - turn on and watch it grow! A powerful fan (if working indoors) box fans also work well.



Grading: does your work support the points below?

Concept
-Are you following the concept of the project?
- Does your work conceptually stimulate the viewer?
Craftsmanship
- Neatness, precision, Intelligent and crafty use of the medium (no distractions from craftsmanship errors)
Creativity
-Originality, problem solving, innovation
Composition (overall design)
Does your work visually stimulate the viewer?
Completion
-Does the project seem complete, developed/evolved, and well executed?


Additional examples to fuel ideas...

Click for more images “Volatile Structure” at the Granada Millennium Biennale

It’s October, which means, for those of us in New York City, it’s time to start keeping our eyes peeled for Art in Odd Places (AiOP). An action group led by artists, Art in Odd Places was first introduced to the city in 2005 as a “response to the dwindling of public space and personal civil liberties.” Every October, AiOP produces a festival, which runs along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River, with visual and performance art. This year, as a part of the annual AiOP festivities, Brazilian artist Geraldo Zamproni has placed incarnations of his “Volatile Structure” series “at large” throughout the city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JIMMY KUEHNLE

 

 

Complicated Pile, 2007 by Paul McCarthy

Inflatable sculpture
Installation view, Middelheim Sculpture Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, 2007

 

area.architecture's collaborative project LUMANOTUS (with the Winston Salem Lighting Project)

 

 

Parco Sempione, Milano