Squid Capsule by Layer

Yesterday, the sun set on the last official day of summer. Now it’s time to ignore the lingering heat, dress in layers, and make way to Materials and Applications to see Squid Capsule before the exhibition closes at the end of the month. Squid Capsule is an installation by Layer– a design partnership between sci-arc graduates Lisa Little and Emily White. The installation amplifies ambient weather conditions within tapered plastic compartments that manifests as condensation. Meanwhile, in Pasadena, another installation (titled Fat Fringe) by Layer has been installed at the Pasadena Museum of California Art as part of the California Design Biennial. Fat Fringe began as a collaborative workshop hosted by Layer and Materials and Applications investigating how to cut and fold paper on a large scale. Fat Fringe closes at the end of October.

When Abitare asked Emily White why installations were attractive to the pair, she responded “Installations are fun! Compared to larger scale construction, they allow much more immediate experimentation with materials, program, processes, form. Because of their experimental nature, they also inspire critique and conversation.”


1 Comment Squid Capsule by Layer

  1. Lacy September 24, 2010 at 7:52 AM

    I used to be a regular at M&A, starting first with Yakuza Lou’s Robotic Cloud.
    The exhibits just got more and more enticing and experimental, in the scope of
    architecture. I love the way they and their artists play with space and convert the eye
    of a viewers to look all directions at a large sculptural piece. Their seminars with
    designers are always very informative in the art of living better and
    therefore making the world a better place to live in.

    They are a friendly, welcoming and intelligent couple, in love with what they do, and
    excited to learn and pass on their knowledge.

    yay! Jenna & Oliver, you guys are my heros inside and outside LA!

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