Tag: design

Detroit Institute of Arts, 2012-2013

Design of two-phase participatory exhibition, gallery layout, graphic design, labels, and fabrication.

Eight paintings that had been tucked away for years in DIA storage were chosen for conservation and further study. Research unearthed fascinating new information, but only a small sliver of it could appear on a label when each painting went on exhibit. In this vanguard exhibition, visitors were invited to decide what stories to tell about the paintings in the exhibition, by voting with colorful mini-pompoms. After the votes were tallied, Hidden Treasures reopened as a regular exhibition with labels featuring the winning stories.

Digital Video Composition Exhibit
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 2013

Design, custom software and media installation.

Digital video brings new capabilities to the traditional technique of chromakey, also known as “green screening,” by which video images can be superimposed and mixed together, or “composited.” You might not know it, but you see the results of this technique frequently in science fiction movies, television commercials, and weather forecasts. In Pixel Play, you can be the subject of video compositing, and watch yourself fall into a plate of spaghetti, grow into a giant above a highway overpass, tumble in a laundry dryer, or swim in the deep ocean.

The Daring Adventures of Alaska’s Pioneer Pilots
Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, 2012

Research, design, custom interactive multimedia, graphic design, label design, fabrication and installation.

Air travel has long been an essential mode of transportation for Alaskan towns and Alaskan bush aviation in the early 20th century is legendary. Valdez, being as far north as you can get and still have a shipping port that doesn’t freeze, was home to many famous pioneer bush pilots such as Bob Reeve, Owen Meals, and Bill Egan. The exhibition, The Daring Adventures of Alaska’s Pioneer Pilots, at the Valdez Museum highlights the many stories, places and people related to local aviation. Displaying photographs, relics and motion pictures, the exhibition brings the exploits of Alaska’s early bush pilots to life.

San Antonio Museum of Art, 2011

Design, custom interactive software, custom media display, and installation. 

This cutting-edge contemporary exhibition explores the idea of art as an interpretation of, and a catalyst for, peace. Over 80 artists, including Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, El Anatsui, Jenny Holzer, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pat Steir, and Bill Viola, presented artworks that expressed their perspectives on the Dalai Lama and his endeavors.

During the exhibition’s run at the San Antonio Museum of Art, visitors were invited to share their own images and text messages of peace. Each contribution was then added to an ongoing mix that was displayed on two large flat panel monitors in the lobby. Flutter & Wow Museum Projects designed and programmed the unique set of technologies that enabled visitor contributions to be gathered, formatted, sent and displayed in the videos.

Traveling exhibition
NRG! Exhibits, 2008

Research, design and fabrication.
In this timely and green exhibit, visitors are engaged in the topic of sustainability through everyday objects, activities, and technology. The visitor understands his or her role in sustainable practices via the context of the familiar and immediate: choices that I make today have a lasting effect. Numerous interactives provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to connect with the content. Excerpts from the grist.org book, Wake Up & Smell The Planet, are featured throughout.
Flutter & Wow Museum Projects provided design support and fabrication services for this traveling exhibition by NRG! Exhibits.

San Antonio Artist Foundation, 2007

Lighting design.

Traveling exhibition,
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2007

Design and fabrication.
Traveling art exhibition of private art collection designed, fabricated and installed by Flutter & Wow Museum Projects.

Traveling exhibition
NRG! Exhibits, 2006

Design and fabrication of exhibit components.

Treasure! is an educational and entertaining exhibition for museums and science centers, exploring the history of treasures and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as the people and personalities that hunt for treasure. Treasure! has seven thematic areas, including underwater treasure, treasures in the attic, buried treasure, gold rushes, protecting treasure, treasure in popular culture, and the modern treasure hunt. A dozen hands-on activities allow the visitor to try tools of treasure hunting and investigate treasures. Special exhibit features include actual artifacts from shipwrecks and other treasure sites.
Flutter & Wow Museum Projects provided design support and fabrication of elements of this 5,000 square feet traveling exhibition.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 2005

Research, design, fabrication and installation.

Jason of Flutter & Wow designed this gallery featuring over a dozen interactive exhibits and twenty-odd visual effects, illuminating the phenomena of light and optics. From a laser spirograph to a laser harp, from prisms and rainbows to colorful noble gas lamps, from diffracting light through packing tape to watching it glitter from a butterfly’s wing, Light & Optics is as comprehensive as it is marvelous.