Eisemann Edge Project 2020

Motherboard

Mixed Media Sculptural Installation

Charles W. Eisemann Center

Green Mezzanine Gallery

Richardson Texas

“Motherboard” is a modular sculptural installation that celebrates the vibrancy of Richardson’s history, accomplishments, and technological contributions that it has made to the world. A motherboard is the essential part of a computer system. It holds together many of the crucial components of a computer, including the central processing unit (CPU), memory and connectors for input and output devices. The form of the printed circuit board will activate the Green Mezzanine Gallery using a series of sculptural components that connect LED Lighting, projection, sound, and sculptural elements.

Description of the work:

Bay 3, Bay 4, and Bay5 of the gallery will form an integrated sculptural tryptic that creates a large relief sculpture based on the form of a circuit board. Each tryptic will be composed of three interconnected elements. Each of the nine components will be stand-alone sculptural components that incorporate technological aspects into the work.

Students will be involved in the development of this project through the studio process. Critiques and brainstorming sessions will be used to develop designs that will embed interactive elements into the work. Dividing the work into several components permits a wide variety of interactive mediations to be explored. The overall narrative structure of the composition will be a past, present, future framework. While the printed circuit board provides the form of the work, the elements will be a sculptural interpretation of the same with technologies incorporated into them.

Technologies considered:

LED Lighting, Audio Components, Projectors, Cameras, Video Output Devices, motion sensors.

Materials: Steel, Plexiglass, Wood, Plastic tubing

Processes: Welding, Laser cutting, cnc milling, multi-media sculpture

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