Various locations, 2007, 2008
Dunnage bags are inflatable bladders used in the shipping industry to isolate and stabilize loads during transit. PTA’s research into the form-making possibilities of these bags has resulted in the creation of different geometric permutations for various sites and events. The first prototype was built and tested in the PTA studio courtyard with great success. The 22-foot diameter icosoahedron made of 30 dunnage bags cast a magnetic attraction over adults and children alike.
Thus far, the constructions have been featured at the studio open house party, an interactive Lucha Libre [LINK] demonstration, and the inaugural Glow [LINK] art festival at the Santa Monica pier in the summer of 2008.
22-foot diameter icosahedrons, made of 30 dunnage bags
PROJECT TEAM: Peter Tolkin, Leigh Jerrard, Chris Girt, Brian Janeczko, Sang Kim, Angela Uriu, Emily Gilmar
CONSULTANTS: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Lighting)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Peter Tolkin, Josh White
VIDEOGRAPHER/MOVIE DIRECTOR: Daniel Lara