The Solar Airstream Fab Lab will be departing from Alfred, New York in mid October and working its way down the East Coast to the Space Coast then on to Miami and Key West in December. It is due to return back to New York by January 2015.
The Solar Airstream Fab Lab is a 1960’s Airstream converted into a digital sculpture lab and research studio, harnessing solar energy via 2 x 22ft panels on the roof it is primarily a mobile studio for small scale production of art. Housing Paul Higham’s custom built rapid prototype machine where he manifests objects from data, whilst Coral Lambert works at each site developing environmental foundry processes utilizing the mobility of the studio.
The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. All of NASA-launched manned spaceflights running from Project Mercury in 1961 to the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 have departed from either KSC or Cape Canaveral. The Air Force Station has also launched unmanned military and civilian rockets. Cities in the area include Titusville, Cocoa, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island (unincorporated), Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Indialantic, and Palm Bay. It is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
ACTIONS EN ROUTE
Digital Fab Lab : Rapid Prototype Technology
Paul Higham will be using his custom made rapid prototype machine to create a series of works involving data acquisition along Florida’s Space Coast. www.datasculpture.net
Environmental Foundry : Clay Mold Process
Coral Lambert will be using the sites along the Space Coast for inspiration as well as to collect objects to mold and cast along the way. She will be developing and further researching her Environmental Foundry practices using the site specific resources at hand. For example a simple mold made from clay, sand and organic matter can be used to make piece molds off of a found object then charcoal and hand pumped bellows to melt the metal. Environmental Foundry uses appropriate and sustainable technologies and materials, such as beeswax, clay, solar, wood, earth, vegetable oil and charcoal to make molds and melt metal. www.corallambertsculptor.com
SPACE COAST TOUR STOPS (subject to change)
October 17th Depart Alfred, New York
October 20th Lecture : Salisbury University, MD
October 21st Airstream Exposition, Salisbury University, MD
October 27th Lecture + Studio Crits : University of North Carolina Greensboro
Weds Oct 29th Lecture, Studio Crits + Airstream Exposition : Davidson College, NC
November 7th Lecture + Airstream Exposition, SCAD Savannah, GA
November 13th Lecture : University of North Florida, Jacksonville
November 15th Iron Pour : University of North Florida, Jacksonville
November 18th Research Kennedy Space Center
November 20th Research Cocoa Beach : Space Coast
November 24th Lecture + Airstream Exposition : FAU Boca Rotan, FL
December 1-2nd Art Miami
December 3rd Research Coral Castle
December 4/5th Orion Rocket Launch : Kennedy Space Center.
December 13th Research Space Coast Mission: Over and Out
See you on the road !