BIRTH/COLLECTING On an early morning on the second floor of a Chicago office building, one final drawing rolls off of a plotter. The leftover three inch printing tube is discarded on to a rolling bin that will be stored in the corner which usually will be thrown in with the rest of the rubbish. But today is different, the tube will not be joining the rest of the rubbish, it will wait in the bin for a young architect to come and collect it and many other tubes just like it. After the tubes are collected, they will be stored in the basement of an Architecture firm farther northwest in the city.
C&L PRINTING CO.
HOWARD VAN DOREN SHAW RESIDENCE PROPOSED RING INSTALLATION
SITE PLAN 1’-0”=1/128”
LIFE/CREATE + EXHIBIT On an even later evening, Musicians moved by the Undulating shape of the tubes will immerse the resident artists and those who came to listen with the constructive waves of sound that they produce. Even later that evening a group of poets will come and read their words to the crowd amidst the back drop of the flowing white tubes.
DEATH/BONFIRE On the last morning, the tubes will be taken out of the ground and arranged neatly into several stacks that will later on in the evening serve as bonfires providing warmth and conversation for the residents of Ragdale. This is not the end for the tubes; it is simply a phase change. The ashes of the tubes will be salvaged and used to produce rough charcoal. The charcoal, in turn, will be used for drawings that will produce another idea that will hopefully give birth to another project.