Hanging Gardens (detail shot)
Kent Caldwell (2010)
This image is part of a larger wall-mounted diorama (18" x 65") constructed with 3D printed objects, paper mache, LEDs, and other found objects. Hidden buttons and switches embedded in the piece communicate with an Arduino Mega to alter the lighting looks as well as activate motors and display screens. These environments are an attempt to re-stage elements of our postdigital era into an ancient, primordial aesthetic, and are a reaction to a lifelong fascination with physical spaces, shortcuts, secrets, video game level design, and gestalt principles.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.