A video piece which emerged from research I carried out while on residency at Brown University in early 2011. I discovered an article in the November 1969 edition of Progressive Architecture
, which presents the results of some research into space-station design. The project was a collaboration between the astronautical engineers at Grumman Aerospace and architects Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde, who were designing Brown University's Sciences Library (SciLi)
around the same time.
The title refers to The Sentinel
, a short story written by Arthur C.Clarke, which eventually became the basis for Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
. The work was exhibited in the basement of the SciLi as part of Space replaced by Volume
Commissioned by The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Produced while in residence at the Perry and Marty Granoff Centre for the Arts
, Brown University. The residency was supported by Culture Ireland
as part of Imagine Ireland, a Year of Irish Arts in America 2011
. Curated by Ian Russell
Many thanks are due to Raymond Butti and Jennifer Betts at the Brown University Archive for their assistance with this piece.