LIGHTstream: FUTURE CITIES LAB
Scheduled for construction in 2019.
Lightstream is a generative artwork that registers the ebb and flow of its surroundings with cascading patterns of ever-changing light. It's composition playfully evolves, responding to the movement of train commuters passing by as they enter and exit the train platform.
As co-project manager and fabrication design lead, my role is to design and build the hardware connections and physical aspects of this project from top to bottom. Every part is carefully designed, tested, and redesigned. The frame profiles that make up the angular contours of the boxes presented interesting challenge. We wanted them to look artfully done, to enhance the effects of the lights rather than just be a steel box. However, we had to adhere to the strict guidelines of the existing site so in the end I created sheet metal profiles that were water-jet cut into sections like fabric patterns that that were then bent and welded together to create angular unique frames. In addition to my role as designer and fabricator, I maintain work schedules and plans that keep us on track for fabrication deadlines.
Materials: Steel, Aluminum, Acrylic, LEDs