Open Combination

Finalist's Proposal for the Emmett O'Brien Technical High School Project

Commissioned by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, 2009

Laminated acid-etch and painted glass, Lumisty film, metal, LED light strips

Total Budget: $290,000

Open Combination
is a site-specific creation that the mundane experience of walking down a high school hallway into a series of aesthetic experiences involving radiant school lockers made with back-lit and painted tempered glass. Fleeting images represent paths and possibilities for students at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School will emerge behind the locker glass layer with the use of Lumisty film, which turns the glass transparent at one angle, but blurry at another angle, make this work interactive based on audience’s walking movement.