We’ve designed a room for the video that will float similar to the installation in the video. First we installed the stilts–our assistant JR Uretsky named them Stevens because they needed a name and there is nothing wrong with Steven. We then added the bottom perimeter followed by the walls (starting from the entrance hall). The square cut out will be where the projector shines through.
JR Uretsky (inside) and RWU research assistant Chris Capozzi are positioning the hallway ceiling in place.
We created 9 ceiling supports that JR named Brittany’s. Each of the Brittany’s have last names too, which helped pair them together during transportation.
Walls and ceiling complete–now it’s time to connect it to the museum ceiling.
Each of the boxes hanging from the museum ceiling have four quarter inch rods that are fastened directly to large i-beams above the museum drop ceiling. Our project engineer, Sam Hogg, calculated all weights and limits so all connections are safe.
Here is the inside of the room and the projection screen frame. So the video of a floating room will be shown on a projection screen that floats on a wall within a floating room. BTW, we’re using a stretchable rear projection screen so that a bit of light from the projection will illuminate the back wall subtly.