Coal Bin: Suspending All Boulders 1

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Coal Bin: Suspending Boulders

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The first boulder is positioned and suspended from its winch above.

 

Coal Bin: Installing Boulder Winches

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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.

 

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Coal Bin: Placing Boulders

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Coal Bin: Craning Bolders

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Each boulder has to be craned into the Mass MoCA coal bin ceiling.

 

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The receiving team in the belly of the coal bin.

 

 

Coal Bin: Unpacking Boulders

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Coal Bin: Filming at Mass MoCA

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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.

When We Didn’t Touch the Ground: Game of Lava

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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.

When We Didn’t Touch the Ground: Testing Floating Room

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When We Didn’t Touch the Ground: Floating Room 3

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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.