Soft Cube: Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
Omaha, Nebraska 2008
An installation in a gallery at the Bemis Center, Soft Cube functions as a set of devices that soften the white cube and create a flexible, multi-purpose social platform for an event series called Endless Summer. In contrast to the familiar site - a white gallery conversion within an early 20th century warehouse - the primary component of the Soft Cube is the Soft Wall, an undulating wall of Homasote strips with a bench of sanded Homasote as its base. The strips are nailed to a ribbed structure of plywood cut and notched with a CNC-router. The simple and repetitive application of the strips in two opposed orientations appears to float over the curved surface. The wall is backlit with shielded fluorescent strip lights.
A collaboration with FACT
• 2013 ACSA Design Build Award, (for FACT)
• 2011 AIA Nebraska Honor Award for Details