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Maps 1.JPG

Maps - Front
Maps layers sheets of clear acrylic into one column, each engraved with a different location-based data set from Baltimore City. Location sets such as Vacant Buildings and Public Pools individually form an incomplete map of Baltimore. However, stacked on top of each other the transparent pieces “fill in the blanks” to create a complete map.

MollyeNet

Clockwise from top-left:   - MollyeNet at MoMA  - MollyeNet at the BMA   - the MollyeNet "splash page" that visitors see when logging on  - at MoMA while MollyeNet runs in the background, watching visitors
Clockwise from top-left: - MollyeNet at MoMA - MollyeNet at the BMA - the MollyeNet "splash page" that visitors see when logging on - at MoMA while MollyeNet runs in the background, watching visitors

Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter - Coroplast prototype
Animal Shelter, is a lightweight, mobile shelter similar to a tent, generated from a program I wrote to address my longing for a pet. The design can be manipulated to suit the needs of the user, but no matter how it changes, the program automatically creates an additional space for an animal companion.

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About Mollye

Baltimore City

My current work playfully meditates on the material qualities of an increasingly less physical world. As digital things supplant physical things, the material of the digital becomes the absence of material; the digital promising a perfect, infinite space that takes up no physical room. Yet, the more material replaced by this un-space, the more materiality feels relevant to me. I look for the invisible and intangible, attempting to determine the extent to which physicality indicates existence.... more

Recorder

Recorder gestures toward the ephemerality of information by recording sound into sand. Similar to a record player, the machine has a turntable and a needle. However, record players work by interpreting sound waves - users hear audio based on the vibration of the needle in the grooves of a record. Recorder inverts this functionality by linking the needle to a speaker resonator. A very shallow sandbox acts as a turntable as the resonator wobbles the needle, recording sound waves into the sand.

MollyeNet

MollyeNet uses specialized hardware to implement a public access WiFi network onto art museum property. MollyeNet has exhibited successfully at MoMA NYC and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

  • MollyeNet

    Clockwise from top-left:   - MollyeNet at MoMA  - MollyeNet at the BMA   - the MollyeNet "splash page" that visitors see when logging on  - at MoMA while MollyeNet runs in the background, watching visitors
    Clockwise from top-left: - MollyeNet at MoMA - MollyeNet at the BMA - the MollyeNet "splash page" that visitors see when logging on - at MoMA while MollyeNet runs in the background, watching visitors
  • MollyeNet Captive Portal

    Screenshot of captive portal text.
    A captive portal is the page you often see prompting you to agree to Terms and Conditions before using a guest WiFi network. The text and the WiFI network itself are the only visual evidence of the piece. The text reads: I brought my sculpture To the Museum of Modern Art I leaned it against the wall To see how it would feel To be “in” MoMA I promise to take it with me when I leave Welcome to MollyeNet! MollyeNet is a WiFi network occupying space as an artwork in the Museum of Modern Art.

Maps

Maps layers sheets of clear acrylic into one column, each engraved with a different location-based data set from Baltimore City. Location sets such as Vacant Buildings, Mural Locations, and Public Pools individually form an incomplete map of Baltimore. However, stacked on top of each other the transparent pieces “fill in the blanks” to create a complete map. Maps responds to absorbing and resisting supposedly holistic media portrayals of Baltimore through generic data sets.

  • Maps 1.JPG

    Maps - Front
    Maps layers sheets of clear acrylic into one column, each engraved with a different location-based data set from Baltimore City. Location sets such as Vacant Buildings and Public Pools individually form an incomplete map of Baltimore. However, stacked on top of each other the transparent pieces “fill in the blanks” to create a complete map.
  • Maps 3.JPG

    Detail of the engraving.
    Detail of the engraving.
  • Maps 4.JPG

    A single dataset from the piece showing locations of religious institutions.
    A single dataset from the piece, in this case locations of religious institutions.
  • 5 Maps.JPG

    A different dataset, in this case gun offenses in 2015.
    A different dataset, in this case gun offenses in 2015.

Tabs

A hanging mylar cloud of browser tab windows, Tabs attempts to physically realize the mundane interfaces that dominate daily lives while still alluding to these structures as immaterial. A repetitive cloud formation gives visual weight to almost invisible mylar silhouettes, attempting to imply a large amount of information that exists in lieu of meaning.

Animal Shelter

2016. Coroplast prototype.

Animal Shelter mimics nomadic structures such as forts, yurts and treehouses, but includes a smaller version of the structure to accommodate an animal companion. Designed using generative algorithms, as opposed to traditional drafting techniques, changing the shape, size and complexity of the model will automatically update the smaller shelter attached to it. Algorithmic facades have begun to dominate the aesthetic trends of contemporary architecture - massive facades with organic, iterative features impossible to produce via traditional fabrication methods. Animal Shelter toys with these ambitious aesthetics to address my intense longing for a pet. This lightweight, mobile shelter automatically creates a space for an animal no matter where I end up sleeping.

  • Animal Shelter

    Animal Shelter - Coroplast prototype
    Animal Shelter, is a lightweight, mobile shelter similar to a tent, generated from a program I wrote to address my longing for a pet. The design can be manipulated to suit the needs of the user, but no matter how it changes, the program automatically creates an additional space for an animal companion.

Stars and Parts of Stars

Laser-cut acrylic. A press-fit construction kit made of 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 13 pointed stars. Connector pieces are portions of the star shapes. While there is no ultimate goal for the construction, pieces always make shapes that tend towards spirals.

Almost Heaven/Repetition Compulsion

Single wedding dress, threads removed. Pattern pieces organized from smallest to largest. Fabric suspended by the original threads. Dress purchased used for $32.

New Desk

Desk found on street, completely and carefully dismantled, cut into rods. No fasteners used.

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