suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
nick KINNEY: A botanical garden on the verge of collapse, “The Garden” is the result of two different functional agendas. The contest between architecture and plant life plays out as a drama in this project, wherein the architecture is designed to sift the atmosphere for seed, pollen and the like while the plant matter cares only for resource and propagation. As the two functions become intertwined, collapse is imminent and part of the architectural life cycle.
“The Garden,” more an audio visual adventure than animation, is built heavily around cinematic effect and spasm to create a sensation of unease or disruption representative of the two dueling functions featured in this botanical garden.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
nK: This project was influenced by nature documentaries such as Planet Earth and Life, as well as movies like Altered States and La Planète Sauvage.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
nK: Gregory Isaacs, Tommy McCook, The Wailers, Alton Ellis and The Northwoods.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
nK: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Andrea Palladio, Antoni Gaudí and Parrish / Rash.