--For a detailed cost estimate, please see update 2.--
Danaus is a polymorphic installation that is being created by Tulane architecture students. It is set to be completed in April, however we need your help to make our project a reality.
1:1 mock-up measuring 2ft x 4ft
Danaus Postcard Prototype (pledge $25 or more to get one)
Danaus White Tee (pledge $75 or more to get one)
Back in January we started with the simple idea of anamorphic graphics, where we created the illusion of a complete shape from one perspective despite the fact that the form is actually fragmented. This idea has evolved into a complex transitional form. After entering the building the viewer is confronted with the complete perspective of a cube, represented as a two dimensional hexagon. After continuing, the person realizes that the shape is actually projected on multiple surfaces. When on the stairs, the viewer can look up and see the installation morph. The voids transition from 4-sided polygons to 5, and then 6-sided polygons. The voids also grow in size, with the space between them diminishing as they push together. This creates a more porous surface. The third transformation is in the depth of the structure. The project is paper thin at the bottom, and grows to approximately 10" deep. At the top a place is created to store flyers and papers outside of the administrative offices, which adds a function to the artistic piece. Motion sensors detect when someone is reaching in for one of the flyers or books, and triggers LED bulbs to light up. This transformational process realizes the idea of creating space out of two-dimensional drawings, something architects do everyday.
The installation will be made out of foam that is routed on a CNC machine. After being routed, the foam will be sealed and strengthened with epoxy. Finally, it will be primed and painted. Our target goal of $1,000 was our original estimation for sensors, LED lights, epoxy, primer, paint and rigid foam insulation. After continuing our design work and getting more realistic prices we have discovered our budget to be higher (see update 2).
If you look to the right you can see all of the rewards we have for pledging. We encourage you to donate and be a part of Danaus.
We really appreciate your help!!!
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