Temporary Installation, Art Encampment on Bumpkin Island in Boston Harbor, 2008
Collaborating Artists: Dan Hisel (Blind), Hanna Rose Shell (Ghillie Suits), and Etienne Benson (Surveilance Systems)
Project team: Andrea Campbell, Christine Dennett, Alexander Diez, and Colin Kennedy
Strategically sighted at the high point of Bumpkin Island, The BLIND echoes the military installations of Fort Revere at which it is aimed across the harbor, while also mirroring the immediate landscape. This temporary installation used contemporary materials to create a place of reflection - a pavilion for observation and concealment.
Sheets of reflective Mylar stretched across a metal framework produced a rectangular structure nearly 17 feet long, 7 feet high and 4 feet wide that mirrored the sky, water, and vegetation around it and created an inner space of reflection. Billowing in the wind, the structure disrupted visual patterns, cast blinding rays of sunlight in unpredictable directions, and sent wavelets of sound rippling across the island.