We were excited to hear that Indiana University wanted to hear about what we were up to. inside IU Bloomington stopped by to chat with us and get some photos of our progress. Check out the article and the video they put together, showing our process and some more information about the Prague Quadrennial.
The final process in January was to add light to the National exhibit. Aaron, Carrie and I had quite the project ahead of us as we were the electricians for the National exhibit. We were using 60 small LED fixtures, 8 of which were color changing fixtures and then the rest would light the exhibit itself and the items the exhibit is showcasing.
Alright, so we have the platforms for the floor and the staircase built. Now it’s time to build the cloud of conduit pipe and gooseneck cable together around the staircase. It’s hard to describe in words how we were going to approach this, so let me just show you from where we started, to where we ended.
Paul and Brad continued to research different ways to create the curly q’s and spiraled metal. We were glad to have the minds of Paul and Brad on the team to figure this out, as we knew it was not an easy task.
Sandy took Katie and Aaron on the hour long drive to pick up the lockers for the student exhibit. The lockers came from a warehouse outside of Indianapolis, and it was a bit funny to see the lockers all lined up.
Klara’s cloud of curly q’s and spiralled conduit couldn’t start to take shape until we had a spiral staircase constructed. The staircase is at the center of the National exhibit and we knew it would help determine the overall shape of the cloud.
We are so excited to be sharing our experiences building the PQ2015 USA National and Student Exhibits! Back in July 2014, eight graduate students were selected by Paul Brunner, the Technical Director and Project Coordinator for the National Exhibit, to participate in a lifetime opportunity to build the USA National and Student Exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial 2015.