I am very excited to be giving a lecture at the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday, September 25th at 7 pm. I will be discussing site-specific installations and my newest project, Habitat. Many thanks to Tomas Rivas for inviting me to speak.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking with Laurel Green of The Rapidian about Habitat and SiTE:LAB and all the wonderful opportunities I have had in Grand Rapids. Read the article here.
On Tuesday evening, Site:Lab opened its doors to the public. There was a great turnout and I was really thrilled with the way that people – both kids and adults – were interacting with all the various dioramas in Habitat. Here are a few moments I captured…
Chris Clark from MLive stopped by Site:Lab the other day to get a sneak peek at the exhibition. He caught me walking into Habitat. See more photos here.
Many thanks to the crew who has helped me with another massive undertaking at SiTE:LAB. I am so pleased with how everything turned out. Thanks to Paul Amenta, Bob Rogers, James Balkon, Florencia Minniti, Florencia’s sister, Lucia Minniti and her boyfriend, Augustín Podesta, and Dave Prinsen. You guys rock!
For the deer diorama, the glass window opens into the inside of the diorama away from the actual threshold. The window pane is mounted 90 degrees to the floor, causing a reflection in the glass that merges with the background. When I return to Grand Rapids, I will remove the wooden brackets on the window pane. The space from the actual threshold to the new position of the window is covered with ceiling tiles that are illuminated from underneath.