Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hot Rocks and Cool Sod

A few more selections from the last day on site at FLL on Thursday.  I thought I'd put a few of these together as multiples so I can start getting a sense of how the imagery might work in that manner.  Some short clips of raw, unprocessed video footage is in the mix here too (once again, I won't be using synchronous audio, so consider muting the speakers when viewed - or not, it's somewhat interesting to hear the muffled sounds of wind and beeping as well - one day I'll remember to exclude audio when uploading the clips).

Most of this imagery was gathered while on top of the limestone "mountains" that will eventually be the runway.  I did ask to be taken back to the bottom as well, near the dynamic compaction - which is where I was introduced to the lovely sod hill.

More later....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Moonscapes and Ruins....

...that's what I was led to think of during this evening's visit.  It's really enjoyable to hover around the periphery of the construction zones later in the day, when they are quiet and the sounds of machinery and airplanes overhead are subtle.  

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Mounds, Piles and Dynamic Compaction

A few more lightly edited images (and some raw video clips) from yesterday's site visit.  We were on top of one of the fabricated inclines yesterday (that's what I'm choosing to refer to it as today - although I also like the sound of "modified mound", "relocated earth pile", "reconstructed dirt mass"...and so on.

I'm excited to start thinking more about this, specifically in terms of the sheer amount of volume/mass involved in the project - the fact that an enormous amount of tonnage is being transported from one place to another to make this happen.  That, coupled with the fact that this mini-mountain is being built on top of a swamp (hence the need for the dynamic compaction) is fascinating to me.

Much, much more on all of this later...

NOTE:  The audio from the video clips below will not be used - at least not synchronously - and the footage will likely be altered fairly substantially, if used.

Monday, May 13, 2013

First Airport Images....

Had my first real opportunity to begin gathering material today in the form of still photographs and video.  I'm posting a few unedited (well, very lightly edited) test shots here.  Will probably follow up with some video clips.  I'm here in Ft. Lauderdale through Friday.  Recovering right now from a particularly hot and buggy day in the "field".  

(NOTE:  I'll be posting about the progress on my airport residency/public art project here in stops and starts over the next 20 months or so.  When I've got more brain energy, I'll post something lengthy about just exactly what it is I'm doing/working toward.  That time is not right now, however....)

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