Splice/Art:  Permanent Installation Study, The LUX;  2012 - 2013


a study of permanent installation opportunities, created from materials salvaged in the project’s demolition phase

In an effort to create a product as sustainable and ecologically sensitive as possible, the design and construction team of The LUX (formerly the KG&E building), located at 120 East 1st St. in downtown Wichita, invited Splice to propose a series of possible reuses for the vast amount of material that will be removed from the building throughout the renovation process.  This unconventional approach has generated several projects, one of which is a study of the opportunities for permanent installations within the building, both in the elevator lobby ceilings and adjacent hallway terminal views, basement parking garage, and the first floor coffee bar.



Splice/Curate:  ReMades;  November 30, 2012 - January 19, 2013


an exhibition of work by local artists, using materials salvaged from The LUX project:  a renovation of a defunct office building into a ground-breaking residential living environment in downtown Wichita

In an effort to create a product as sustainable and ecologically sensitive as possible, the design and construction team of The LUX (formerly the KG&E building), located at 120 East 1st St. in downtown Wichita, invited Splice to propose a series of possible reuses for the vast amount of material that will be removed from the building throughout the renovation process.  This unconventional approach has generated several projects, one of which is an exhibition of artwork created from some of these repurposed materials.  ReMades, in a nod to Marcel Duchamp's 'Ready-Mades', will feature work by a selected group of local artists, each of whom customarily integrates salvaged materials into their own practice, manifest in a variety of different forms.  The exhibition website, at remadesart.com, was updated regularly with essays by Nathan Filbert, highlighting the artists and the process itself. 

An art index, with accompanying images and text, can be viewed at: The Art of Salvage:  Mining the Modern with Remades.



Splice/Curate:  Mining the Modern @ Renfro gallery, 612 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS;  opening Final Friday, October 26, 2012, 6-10pm. 


a collection of only a few of the many objects salvaged from The LUX, at 120 E. 1st St.;  an International Style modern building that was originally the headquarters of KG&E.  There will be an exhibition of artwork, made from a wide range of these materials, opening November 30th at the Fisch Haus.  More information is available at www.fischhaus.com.  Show continues throughout the month of November.  To see photographs of the installation, please go to the Fisch Haus facebook page.



Splice/Installation:  Stereo-Optical Progress Indicators @ The LUX; occasional installations beginning 11/2012


an ongoing exterior visual presentation and installation series, highlighting the transformation of The LUX project

In collaboration with The LUX conversion (the renovation of a defunct office building into a groundbreaking residential living and multi-use development in downtown Wichita), Splice/Event will be mounting a series of exterior projection sequences on the east wall of the building, at the northwest corner of Market and First Streets.  This video art series will also act as a monthly public progress update; following the evolution of this construction site, and offering the viewer a dynamic glimpse into the constantly-changing spaces within.  The projection events will celebrate the multi-disciplinary exploration of the various facets of the building process, from the practical concerns of the architects and contractors, to the inherent aesthetic qualities of the materials and structure itself.  Many of the installations will feature a street-level soundscape component, composed by Torin and Georgia Andersen.


FINAL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012

The first projection approached the project as a whole, examining the initial state of coexistence between the site’s built and natural environments.  Imagery reflected the process of building acquisition and documentation of existing conditions.


FINAL FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013

With the project nearing completion of the demolition phase at this point, January's projection focuses on the ephemerality of the built environment.  As a building stands in stasis, devoid of human occupation or utilities, it begins to move towards a more organic condition, where occupancy, power, water and air flow are generated by natural forces.  The audio component will be available both on-site, as well as on vehicle radios that are within range, tuned to 96.7.

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Splice/Interactive:  App coming soon

*splice [splaɪs]

vb (tr)

1. to join (two ropes) by intertwining the strands

2. to join up the trimmed ends of (two pieces of wire, film, magnetic tape, etc.) with solder or an adhesive material

3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Forestry) to join (timbers) by overlapping and binding or bolting the ends together

4. (Transport / Nautical Terms) splice the mainbrace, Nautical history to issue and partake of an extra allocation of alcoholic spirits

n

1. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Knots) a join made by splicing

2. the place where such a join occurs [probably from Middle Dutch splissen; related to German spleissen, Swedish splitsa; see split]

3. A series of diptychs, randomly generated from photographs taken by the artists and loaded into a program written specifically for the project.

Splice* is a multidisciplinary practice, composed of an indefinite number of sub-programs that operate simultaneously under the umbrella organization of Splice Corp.  Current Splice projects range from the curation and creation of art and architectural installations, to environmental design with a LEED-certified sustainable priority.  Co-principals are Elizabeth Stevenson and Kent Williams.