Richard Johnson Design

space medicine

2000

"Space Medicine" was a site-specific installation created for the "The Edible Complex" an exhibition at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California where artists were asked to make pieces using food as a medium. The installation was composed of four kinetic sculptures, installed within a tent structure. In each of these pieces, potatoes were used as batteries to trigger mechanisms within each sculpture. The installation investigated themes related to experimental energy sources, biotechnology, and visionary science. Surrounded by the museum?s exhibits, "Space Medicine" created the atmosphere of a futurist laboratory equipped with self-automated experiments implying technology gone awry.

$ 1,000

500 sqft

San Francisco, CA

installation

Exploratorium