Thick-It

2011 ArtPrize Entry
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Thick-It is comprised of a thin structural frame lined with a thick, woody interior. Custom steel panels, equipped with an integrated hanging mechanism, combine to create a thin, yet sturdy, taut shell. Thousands of recycled wood pieces are oriented perpendicular to the structure, hanging from the ceiling and projecting up from the floor. The hanging pieces are fastened in a way that allows a gentle swinging when touched, much like wind chimes. Patterns generated by algorithmic scripting govern the orientation and length of each piece, creating gradual swells of volume that envelop the body. The cave-like interior frames the body above and the unsteady ground destabilizes the occupant from below; one is simultaneously sheltered and unsettled. The participant walks through the middle of the space on an uneven, but navigable path that connects the two entries. The natural textures of the wood and the various marks of its manufactured origins beckon the touch of those who pass through.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 9
  • Medium: Steel, Recycled Wood
  • Width: 7
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 13

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Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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