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 Curatorial strategy ‘Keep it wet’: Interior section showing the constellation of suspended artifacts. Objects are suspended within a network of chains that allows for them to be openly shuffled from exhibition to conservation. As an active part of the conservation the collection can be experienced within a shallow exhibition pool that can be entered by visitors.
 The ceramic envelope is designed to encrust the surface with reflections. The tiles provide a modulated relief that contrasts with the diffuse surface of the precast panels. Unique tiles are cut from a single press molded ceramic ‘mother-mold’. Single strips of tiles are designed with overlapping units to separate the glaze colors. A workflow was developed to maximize the number of unique tiles from one ‘mother-mold’ through the use of wire cutting. Individual tiles can be pressed flat, face down into the mold. Later in the drying process they are placed face up on a mandrel to marry the curvature of the underlying panel geometry. The plasticity of the clay allows for any element to be uniquely bent or ‘draped,’ thus avoiding a need for channeling the substrate.
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 The clay is extracted from a single ‘mother-tile.’ A process was developed to obtain and distribute copies of copies from the ‘mother tile’ by slicing it into fragments at different intervals.
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 | MoUA PROJECT CREDITS | Design and Production:  Rhett Russo  | Design assistant:  Didem Yavuz | Model making:  Brendan Comfort  | Envelope design assistance:  Varun Chillara ,  Christian Gartland  | 2013 |
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