Tim Hawkinson, 2015
In Bosun’s Bass, artist Tim Hawkinson combines a shipping container, an accordion bellows from an articulated bus, and a bicycle into a sound sculpture powered by the tides. Inspired by the bosun’s pipe, a high-pitched whistle used for naval commands aboard ship, the sculpture plays a medley of 21 calls.
In the Plaza from 08/11/2015 to 01/09/2016
Paul Ramirez Jonas, 2014
We Make the Treasure invited exploration of the value of objects lost and recovered, above and below the water line. We Make the Treasure was curated by the Exploratorium’s Center for Art & Inquiry in collaboration with our Studio for Public Space. Nato Thompson, chief curator of Creative Time in New York, served as advising curator.
In the Plaza from 06/18/2014 to 01/30/2015
For Over the Water’s 2013 inaugural project, the Exploratorium collaborated with architecture and design curator Henry Urbach, director of the Philip Johnson Glass House, to realize a special site-specific installation, Fog Bridge #72494, by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya. Fog Bridge remains permanently at the Exploratorium.
In the Plaza