(2015) IK Studio, Torqueing Spheres
Socrates Sculpture Park partners with a local public high school, NYC’s Academy for Careers in Television & Film (ACTvF), to document the park’s Exhibitions and Public Programs through a student-created film series. An ACTvF class begins filming in the park each spring and continues through the end of the year to capture both the production and presentation of our exhibitions and programs.
This short film documents an interview with Simon Kim, one half of IK Studio, in which he describes the creative process and concept behind their winning Folly 2015 proposal, Torqueing Spheres which features eight plywood domes, ranging from adult to child-size. that follow an undulating, diminishing line along the East River. The plywood is shaped by a particular cold-bending method, without the use of steam or kerfing. Assembled into their domes, two properties emerge: sound reflected as echo, and movement of the panels from humidity and weather. As the wood’s fibres absorb and lose moisture over different weather conditions, the bent panels are predefined to close and open in their particular directions.