This year I had the opportunity to show work at Art Basel Miami alongside the Future Sketches group as part of a show led by our PI, Zach Lieberman. For the show, I chose to expand on work that I started last year and produce three new sculptures using a similar algorithmic technique.
I had already developed a method for slicing cloud-like geometries using code and software. For this exhibition I wanted to expand on this method and create more complex shapes to push its creative potential further.
After sketching out a few different shapes by hand, I created them in software and ran them through my slicing script.
I laser cut and milled the acrylic layers, inlayed copper traces into the wood layers, and soldered diodes onto the traces. I assembled each sculpture using aluminum rods.
I finished assembling the sculptures one day before flying to Miami for install and had one evening to document the sculptures in the lobby of the Media Lab before packing them up for the flight.
After we arrived, our group spent two days installing our work at the venue. The diversity of work on display in the Future Sketches exhibition room was a testament to the myriad of ways code and digital tools can be used creatively.
The opportunity to show work during Art Basel Miami was an honor. Huge thank you to Zach for involving us all in the show.