LIFE SOURCE

ROB TRUMBOUR & JON SAKATA

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This installation recalls an earlier landscape that once thrived along the Charles River’s edge. Before the last two centuries’ land construction projects, the Charles was a tidal river and its banks vibrant salt marshes full of life, replenished daily through the tide’s natural rhythms. “life SOURCE” temporarily reinserts the natural rhythms of this forgotten landscape into the bustling Boston area by re-creating a salt marsh, an evolving and wildly diverse ecosystem rich in color, texture, form and sound, that supports life.

 

Project presented in partnership with the
BOSTON SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS (BSA)

and the
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE at
WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY



ROB TRUMBOUR

Rob Trumbour is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA), a founding partner in the design/research practice Khôra, and the founding director of the Boston-based design collaborative Artforming. Educated in the fields of the fine arts and architecture, Rob’s current work engages in art, architecture and landscape through the medium of installation art and emerging technologies.


JON SAKATA

Jon Sakata is a concert pianist and transdisciplinary artisan who has performed internationally and featured in renowned venues and institutions, such as Radialsystem V (Berlin), the Exhibition Pavilion of Nasjonamuseet-Arkitektur (Oslo), Färgfabriken (Stockholm), Millesgården (Stockholm), Cultural Center Sandels (Helsinki), Bagsværd Church (Copenhagen), Beijing Central Conservatory, Harvard University, University of Tallinn, Williams College, Carnegie Mellon University, amongst others.


COLLABORATORS

Samantha Altieri Project Designer
Edward Loveall Programming Consultant