Armando Araiza, Kevin Patrick McClellan
Alejandro Arizpe, Stephanie Balbin, Javier Fano, Emily Guerrero, Erica Herrera, Kevin Linton, Raul Montalvo, Danny Murray, Ricardo Reyes, Sarah Staten, Gustavo Tirado ,Jennifer Villarreal, John Zerda
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
kevin patrick MCCLELLAN + armando ARAIZA: Embrace is a 1/2 scale prototype portion of a larger design concept. Within the Performative Connections studio, the students explored connections as a generative tool.
Ultimately the design of this object evolved from research within the studio with all the students working in concert. The design is intended to function as a screen that would allow for privacy and provide loose enclosures distributed throughout the library.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
kpM + aA: Home Depot, Lowes, Schnabel’s True Value Hardware, Alamo Bolt and all the details around us that keep everything together
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
kpM + aA: We were reading between the lines and looking at hinges, clamps, tape, nails, sockets, pins, glue, rubber bands, welds, screws, snaps, hooks, hangers, rivets, weaves, chains, loops, folds, enfolds.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
kpM + aA: The local handy man, welder, mechanic, engineer or any do it yourself’er.
These people made this project possible: James Hetherington, Steve Jones & Chris Jones, James Burkes, and Jimmy LeFlore