SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A collaboration with artist Chris Stokes -- for a show of his work entitled “Things I’ve Done When No One Was Looking” -- this installation transformed a vacant restaurant space with no wall surfaces or lighting into a temporary gallery.
New partitions were clad in bubble wrap, 40,000 cells of which were injected with diluted ink.
With new lighting attached to the partition,the reflective, irridescent wall itself illuminated the entire space. A novel version of the stud-framed "wet wall," the bubble wrap invited poking and prodding, rippling with every disturbance.
This new partition typology was compared to Gothic stained glass and Homer Simpson's belly, with equal reverence. Although one critics' analysis referenced pixels and methods of algorithmic digital composition, the project was executed using entirely dumb-tech analog means: as one observer explained, “it’s just bubble wrap, dude."