COSMIC QUILT - Starting as a week-long workshop with students from the Art Institute of New York, The Principals instructed students in the construction of a reactive architectural environment that opened to the public during New York Design Week, May 19-21. Using a series of sensor-controlled motors and a unique system designed by The Principals, students learned to create an interactive environment which responds to visitors’ presence. “Cosmic Quilt” is composed of over 3000 pieces that work together to create fluid motion within an 8ft x 16ft x 12ft tall structure. The installation was shown at the Model Citizens NYC show, located in SoHo and later at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee from June 7-10.
Date: Spring 2012
Location: SoHo, NYC, Manchester Tennessee
Students: Adrienne Carducci, Wesley Fulgham, Ryan Fleming, Ryan Griffin, Jonathan Howard, Glorimer Ovalle, Morgane Palacios, Marianne Sodogandji, Sabrina Stefano, Stephanie Zeni
Sponsors: Pedro Torres Picón, Phil Delion & Co.
Photography: Walling McGarity Photography