Dusty Inflatables is a passively pneumatic structure, activated by daily temperature changes to create a gathering space in Montessa Park, Albuquerque. As diurnal temperature changes fluctuate, the inflatable cells rise and fall to allow the array to inhale and exhale with the sun.
The structure will function as a device pre-sensing shifts in daily temperature, as well as reminder of the fragility of our larger climate change patterns. Transitioning from a fully inflated rigid state to a softer articulation, the array will be sited so as to open views to nearby infrastructural oddities and liminal zones of Montessa Park. The structure will act as a hub for exploration of the area and support the event-based invitations during the week-long installation.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10–6 pm*
Montessa Park, Albuquerque
Directions: from downtown Albuquerque, head south on I-25. Take exit 220 for New Mexico 500/Rio Bravo Blvd. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Rio Bravo Blvd SE. Turn left onto Broadway Blvd SE. Drive a little under 2 miles and make a left on Bobby Foster Rd (there's no stop light here). Drive half a mile and turn left onto Los Picaros Rd. Drive past the offroad vehicle area--you will come to a frisbee golf area on your left (towards the end of the road). Park here.
*Project will also be on view Sunday, October 20, 2013.