Francis Bitonti + Brian Osborn – DesCours 2009 – openHouse

This installation, presented for the 2009 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

openHouse is an illuminated canopy filling the upper portion of a small courtyard.  As participants fill the courtyard the space is transformed by a field of kinetic devices.  The installation works to create a fluid public condition which is programmed by habitation and social interaction.  Participants control the architecture through the casual use of daily objects – glasses, plates and the like.  The character and structure of the space becomes inseparable from the objects, and therefore the users, within it.