professor | Joshua Bard location | new york city, new york duration | 5 weeks
The project goal was to choose an object and create your own project around it. The object I choose was an old film projector. I was intrigued in the temporary life span of the projections, created only by a rate of 24 fps in the film projector. Through this discovery I decided to explore the idea of ephemeral space.
Thus, contrasting the solidity of buildings are the projections created by the machine that is deployed throughout New York City, attached to buildings in order to question and raise a discussion about decay within a city and our struggle with it.
The machine grows throughout time, gradually producing more projections on the surfaces of the buildings that surround it. The projections change the surface appearance of these buildings by giving the illusion of carving into the surface and creating wounds. At the same time, beams of light create divisions and pathways that divide the space below. Ultimately, the structure stops functioning when it self-collapses as its joints fail under because of its weight.