The first boulder is positioned and suspended from its winch above.
This is the platform above the coal bin where the Boulder Operators are positioned. Each Operator controls one boulder using one of these custom built boulder winch stands.
Each boulder has to be craned into the Mass MoCA coal bin ceiling.
The receiving team in the belly of the coal bin.
This is the old power plant at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art‘s campus, and the filming location for the Coal Bin (working title) Project.
One of the inspirations for this project is how we played as children (and how this has informed who we are now). One of Megan’s memories is the game of Lava: you can’t touch the ground because it’s hot lava. She did whatever it took to not touch the ground.
We’re relieved that it feels super stable and acts like a single unit. We’ve placed a “hat” on top to secure it on to the crane to keep it moving rigidly. the floor is 3/4″ thick. Everything is overbuilt.