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You will be working on Murmur, a large-scale, kinetic, wood and steel sculpture. Murmur is based on Grade’s exploration of the Arctic landforms called Pingos. Arctic botanist A. E. Porsild borrowed the word to describe a particular formation of earth-covered ice mounds that dot the Arctic and sub-Arctic landscapes. Working in collaboration with Reilly Donovan, we will introduce an immersive mixed reality component to the sculpture using untethered headsets. We will incorporate spatial mapping, imagery, and sound collected from the source of inspiration along Alaska’s northern arctic coast. “I don’t think I have ever been so profoundly moved by a landscape before,” said Grade. Murmur will be exhibited at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut in January 2018 and at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska in May 2018.
At Grade Studios, we create large-scale site-specific sculptures inspired by changing geological and biological forms and systems in the natural world. The studio’s sculptures are exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, and outdoors in urban public spaces, sculpture parks, and nature. Current and upcoming exhibition venues include the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Seattle Art Museum; the Anchorage Museum; the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; and the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Trento, Italy.
If you are proficient in woodworking and/or CAD, please apply for an internship. This opportunity is available starting now and continuing through the end of December. We are looking for people who are interested in joining us very soon, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.