Artist John Grade’s Capacitor is a kinetic sculptural installation that reacts to weather conditions on the roof of its home at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. This site-specific installation physically based on statistics that are gathered from a mechanized controller, amassing both current outdoor conditions and weather patterns from the past one hundred years. The structure, roughly 40’ x 20’ x 20’ responds to the collected conditions in slow, shifting movements. And, with integrated lighting, it also gets brighter or darker depending on the time of day.
This advanced technology and responsive design creates a unique form of engagement with participants. Although an art exhibit, this same type of concept can be related to branded spaces, for the right brands of course. It’s all about interaction, right?
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.