Undergraduate Installation while at The Ohio State University. A collaboration between students from Ball State University and The Ohio State University.
Timothy Gray - Ball State University
Michael Williams - The Ohio State University
The redBARN installation is both a rigorous analysis of place and a sensual experience. The project, located on a privately owned farm on the north side of Indianapolis, is site specific in the truest sense; what Robert Irwin might refer to as ‘‘site conditioned response’’ . . . ‘‘where the sculptural response draws all of its cues (reasons for being) from its surroundings.’’2 Liberated from programmatic constraints, experience of place was favored over rational thought as a point of departure for the project. Students were asked to look for and to ‘‘see’’ the potential in the existing space, ultimately grounding their observations in the very real and very tangible demands of constructing the full-scale project.