Small Talk About the Weather
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Small Talk About the Weather is a touchstone for the communal sharing of life’s experiences. The weather in Oklahoma City ties residents together and the spectacular extremes of the local climate and its ever-presence are made visible and interactive in this sculpture.
The sculpture consists of graceful organic geometries that flow and swirl along the length of the pedestrian corridor ceiling. It features a sensor that enables people to control the lighting by waving their hands or playing a video on their cellphone. When used as a gesture controller, people have the experience of waving their hands and feeling like they are controlling the wind. When they hold up their cellphone to the sensor, the entire ceiling turns into a low resolution screen that reproduces the colors and motion they see on their screen.
120' x 16' x 4'
CNC-formed clear acrylic - 1/4" thick
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City Arts Commission
Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock