Installation Mock-up  

Contributor:

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS

Where?

Course Level

3D Foundations

Why?

Conversation points for instructors

This project could be completed either in a face-to-face class or at home in a remote class situation.

 

The project uses readily available materials.

 

Students will learn: 

-accurate measuring, cutting and construction using cardboard

-how to scale their work

-how to create a mock-up for a real world proposal

-an introduction to installation

Acknowledgements:

Inspired by Pittsburgh artist Seth Clark’s mock-up of his upcoming installation at Museum Lab. See Seth’s Instagram account for pics (@fragmentation).

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

What?

Project Prompt / Challenge

Using the gallery measurements provided (these will be a real gallery on campus), first create a cardboard model of the gallery at 1/4 or 1/8 scale (depending on the materials available). Include architectural details such as doorways, walls, seating, etc. Then research installation artists (list/links will be provided) and formulate an idea for an installation in the gallery. We will discuss your ideas and think of materials that could be used to create a mock-up of your installation. Materials might include: string, aluminum foil, twigs, paper, etc. Each student will create a mock-up, and after a discussion/critique, will decide if one or more installations should be installed in the real gallery (when possible).

How?

Strategy

Making the cardboard gallery is mainly an exercise in craftsmanship. When the students are deciding what their installation should be, they will need the most guidance. Researching installation art will be an important step, as well as discussion of ideas with the instructor and their peers.

Materials:

found cardboard, masking tape, utility knife, metal ruler, other found materials as needed (string, rope, paper, etc)

Timeline:

Depends on whether or not the course was F2F or remote, but the cardboard gallery should be done relatively quickly (1-2 days), research/idea generation/material gathering might take 2-3 weeks.

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