LIME LIGHT

DAVID KENNEDY, BENJAMIN PEEK & JACOB MANS

 

An objet d’art and architectural experience, Lime Light appears from a distance as a curious wooden box. Upon approach, a viewer observes activity occurring within. Upon entrance, they will be saturated in the greenish fluorescent brilliance that Black Locusts emit when illuminated by UV light. Mirrors multiply the effect and contrast the preciousness of the exterior with the vastness of the interior. This piece isolates a little-known property of a local tree species -- the so-called invasive black locust -- with the intent of heightening awareness of the latent and manifest properties of wood.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

David Kennedy is a graduate student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he is pursuing a degree in Design Studies, David Kennedy is a researcher, and makes art about the tangible and implied properties of wood-- including ecological, economical, and political implications. He recently completed an installation in Harvard Yard called “Beyond the Bark.” 

Originally from the Midwest, Benjamin Peek is now a researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has a background in architecture and construction.  His design focus and methods are responsive to how one physically manipulates material in the most modest and intimate sense.  This logic, very much hands-on, capitalizes on trial and error processes through the lens of making.  Recently, his material focus has been on wood and understanding it through a more comprehensive ecological design scope.

Jacob Mans is an architect living in Boston.  His work focuses on the influence of large-scaled environmental systems on small-scaled building performance.  He is currently researching social behaviors attached to behaviors of consumption and conservation through the mediums of wood and fire.

 

 

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

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