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Wilderness Tourist

- 2005

Materials: iridescent taffeta, metal armature, industrial grommets, lights and hardware, microprocessor, light sensors, sound

Dimensions (h x w x d): approximately 98 x 240 x 52 inches

Light circuit design: Gherkin Works
Software design: Wild Rhombus Software

Wilderness Tourist is a three dimensional iridescent fabric sculpture built to fill the window of the site. The fabric forms are punctuated with a grid of industrial sized grommets and the interior is fitted with a lighting system. The iridescent fabricís surface changes with the shifting daylight. Depending on the quality of light and from which angle you look at the surface, the colour changes (iridescent fabric is typically made with a weave of two different colours). The exterior light also effects the interior lights of the sculpture through a light sensor: the darker it is outside, the more luminous the lights inside the sculpture, the brighter it is outside, the lower the interior light. As is common with window displays, audio is used but instead of the popular choice of music, the sound of a canoe being paddled is heard resonating through the surface of the glass window.

See also: Wilderness Tourist 2


Exhibition History:
2005 site work located installed in the West project Window, York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West (Toronto, Canada)