Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2012 Dogwood Regional Venue technical information

2012 Emporium Center for the Arts/100 Gay Street:
Site information for large scale work, 3D, and installation work.
In the floor plan of the lower gallery, there are 2 good installation areas: 1. The far end under the windows
2. The exact opposite end, behind "glass wall". This area is actually under the sidewalk, and is enclosed. It is like a zoo enclosure- visitors can't go back there, just look through the glass, and when it rains, it can drip, so only work that can handle moisture works out here. There is lighting.
The daylight filters down through the glass bricks during the day. Spots are placed according to need. The beam is useful for rigging support lines, though nothing that adds any significant stress.
The upper gallery is visible from the lower though open staircase treads and balcony railings. Hanging 3D work can be installed dropping down through either side of the staircase. The horizontal white lines in the photos show where support beams or tension wires can be strung, and the vertical white lines show the drop area. Ideally, hanging work in this area should be fairly lightweight.
The Balcony itself is around 1,800 sq. feet, and has 5 movable 8' x 8' walls that can be configured for just about anything. The front of the Balcony is railings, and looks out into the street though huge windows, one side is partially open to the staircase and lower floor, and the rest is solid wall area except for one entrance door.
Online submittal for the exhibit is located at