Category: Fabrication

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit, 2017

Exhibition design, fabrication and installation

Located in the Milwaukee Junction area of Detroit, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum was Henry Ford’s headquarters, prior to his advent of the assembly line, and now features showrooms of beautifully conserved classic cars, mostly from that earliest period of the automobile. “The Secret Experimental Room: Birthplace of the Model T” is a historical recreation of the third-storey laboratory where Ford and his hand-selected crack team of engineers and machinists created the car that changed the world.  Flutter & Wow created some of the components for the exhibition, including illuminated reader rails; period-matching furniture, barricade and design details; and other custom designed exhibits to incorporate antique drafting table parts.

University of Michigan Stamps Gallery, Ann Arbor, 2017

Exhibition fabrication and installation

Flutter & Wow fabricated and installed six large film screens and sound panels to help bring to life the image and video work of several artists for The Unfinished Conversation – a temporary exhibition. Pictured is the work of John Akomfrah, whose three screen documentary highlights the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who devoted his life to studying the interweaving threads of culture, power, politics, and identity.

Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University, 2017

Exhibition consultation, planning, design, fabrication and installation

Installed by Flutter & Wow at Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library, 12th Street Detroit 1967: Employment, Housing, Policing, and Race Relations in Evidence explores the history of Detroit’s 1967 Civil Unrest through the deliberate and transparent use of primary sources. The exhibit aims to let archival documents speak for themselves, allowing visitors of the exhibit to draw their own conclusions.

Museum of Capitalism, 2017

Museum planning & consultation, installation

Flutter & Wow assisted with the planning, installation, and launching of The Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, CA. This multi-artist, multi-media, multi-faceted and lively museum is “an institution dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of capitalism, through exhibitions, research, publication, collecting and preserving material evidence, art, and artifacts of capitalism, and a variety of public programming.”

Learn about the functions of your brain, playing this fun Operation-style game. Don’t touch the sides with the tongs while you try to remove the rubber shapes from the brain map. If you do, you set off the buzzer and flashing red light!

We designed and built this exhibit for the Health Exploration Station, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

The back side includes a model of the brain that kids can turn and observe, information about concussions,  and a re-use of a former exhibit about the speed of your brain synapses.

Custom pushbutton-audio-graphic-kiosks we designed and created for the Hope Foundation for their annual SWOG Conference in support of cancer research in Chicago in 2016.

Motown Museum, 2016

Exhibition design, fabrication, and installation.

Black Forum Records was a Motown imprint in the 1970’s, and a platform for Black expression and education through a series of spoken word albums, featuring such luminaries as Stokely Carmichael, Elaine Brown, and and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This compelling exhibit at the Motown Museum is rich in carefully-curated historical photographs and album art – a powerful reflection on turbulent times that resonates with with our present day.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, 2015

Design, fabrication, and installation of interactive exhibition.

Highlighting the incredible work of Einstein, Lemaitre, and University of Michigan Professor of Mathematics Lydia Bieri, the Shape of the Universe exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History incorporates several interactive components that allow visitors to explore gravitational waves in space, theoretical shapes of the universe, expanding galaxies, and other mysteries of the universe.

National Endowment for the Humanities and Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2015

Design and fabrication of nationally touring exhibition.

Based on a permanent exhibition housed at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, this exhibition highlights the struggles, strengths, and courage of three extraordinary children who confronted extreme hardship and left truly inspiring legacies from which we can all learn: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White. The exhibition features several freestanding units focused on thematic areas; a collection of objects, artifacts, photographs, and paper ephemera; audio/video features; interactive components; and wall-mounted banners and graphics.