suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Npsag (nathan PETTY & sheena a. GARCIA): The project is a speculation on the industrialization of the water’s edge and its reinvention through this emerging electronic music scene. We located the project as a wayfinding beacon at the event’s main entrance. The plan of the project reinforces this idea through the creation of a directional arrow that facilitates flow from the entry and into the VIP areas and main event spaces. The triangulated surface of the piece is a field of peaks that is varied from all angles of view. We intended to create an artificial landscape which allows visitors to view through it and to stand within it.
The singular scale of the project places one within a smaller, intimate territory within the megascale of the event. The custom, continuous supergraphic of the skin is a gradient that further reinforces variation between each of the project’s viewpoints. The project is intended to exhibit a high contrast graphic during the day time while also having the capacity to transition into a nocturnal social space characterized by a striking, surreal glow through the use of UV blacklights.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
Npsag: GRASS-TO-GRID is an installation project informed by the industrial landscape of the event site at the edge of the Mississippi River.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Npsag: AVICII, Pictureplane, Porter Robinson, Skrillex.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Npsag: Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Klein Dytham.
Additional credits and links:
BUKU Art Directors
Max Rasche/DPA Universe (dogpawsapproved.com)
On-Site Implementation Team: Effren Lopez, Devin Reyonlds, CJ Gassam, & Samuel Coles.