RAPID GROWTH

Installation

Philadelphia, PA

2000

The installation planned on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the museum is intended to supplement the classical landscape at its vast terrace facing Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A computer-controlled mobile landscape consists of ten motorized and occupiable grass mounds, each with one specimen tree. The mounds move very slowly along optical guide paths according to pre-programmed choreographic patterns. Movements were conceived in response to surrounding stimuli such as density of people and location of sunlight. The slow landscape is constantly reconfiguring into new topographies. At night, the mounds dock at a battery recharging station. (Unrealized)

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