performa is an advanced graduate seminar taught at the university of kentucky college of design.
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
performa: this work seeks to create multi-performative material systems utilizing optimization, aggregation and efficiency. simple units and semi-finished materials were physically tested in order to extract potential performative characteristics and limits. these limits were negotiated through rigorous digital and physical techniques in order to produce strategies of fabrication.
the formal systems have inherent structural capacities as well as an ability to adapt to changing conditions. although the system is adaptable, the form must be self-structural and fabricated using material that can weather. because of the system pliability, variation can occur within a seemingly homogenous system.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
p: a clockwork orange, role models, im not there, neil perry, cut copy, orchid, the locust, circa survive, mars volta
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
p: xefirotarch, p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s, unstudio, foa, asymptote, john baizley
professor mike MCKAY
designed by: chris HARRIS, spencer DOHRMAN, martin FRANKS, eric LAHM, james RICH
with:terry DRIGGS, matt NETT, madelynn RINGO, jon MCALLISTER, trevor KIDD, donovan JUSTICE, geoffrey SORRELL, margaret BARRETT, brad OSTENDORF, laura MATTINGLY, jonathan ERWIN, dan EVERHART, and gina KUHAREVICZ.