In Pulse Design and Industry Exhibition
21st Annual San Francisco State University Design and Industry Exhibition
In Pulse was an exhibition of student work at the San Francisco State University Design and Industry Department.
I worked on the 3D team to design and build the structures and create the layout of the room. Our idea was to have the work floating, held only by strings, as if it was attached by a web. The skeleton of the structures was not hidden, allowing the work displayed to be the focus.
We wanted to create a sense of intimacy with the work by providing semi-enclosed spaces, that still offer the ability to “people-watch” and encourage conversation during the show. The resulting structures created an unusual energy flow in the room where visitors could be enclosed within alcoves, but also peek at other sections of the exhibit and communicate through the structures, creating an unusual experience of simultaneous intimacy and openness.
The aim was to create a cohesive landscape that would accommodate the different types of work in the show: digital media pieces were projected onto large screens and made available for interaction on laptops inside the projection structure, three dimensional products were displayed
on wooden pedestals, books were propped up on shelves, and graphic works floated within the frames of the structures and cascaded down walls.