Jonathan Borofsky, (selected projects 1983-1992)
Project director – body of work generating museum quality conceptual art with robotic/fx technologies
Flying 5 – 6’ x 6’ radio controlled flying sculpture, mylar, wood, stainless steel
Ballerina Clown – 15’ animatronic robotic sculpture
Fish With Ruby Eye – 45’ x 35’ x 8’, 2 ton suspended and motorized fiber optics
Molecule Man – 35’ suspended, pneumatic, computer driven marionette
Installations: Gran Palais, Paris; Shiga & Tokyo Museums, Japan; Whitney Museum, NYC; Corcoran Museum, Wash D.C.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MOCA, L.A.; Phila. Museum, UC Berkeley Museum, Toronto Waterworks, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Santa Monica College Urban Corridor & Campus Gateway Master Plan
Part of the master plan team with Steinberg Architects. created landmark identity for the college, a conceptual context for the six block urban corridor it dominates. final plan created a singular skyline scaled building, plaza and green space that serves as a sculptural metaphor for this influential coastal city. awards – AIA Los Angeles Chapter, Next La Design Awards 2010, The Chicago Athenaeum, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design, American Architecture Awards 2010
RASHOMON STAGE SET
A woodcutter, a thief, a young woman and a samurai meet in the forest.
Each tells a different story of the same event – Just who can you believe?
Directed by Brian Brophy and produced by Cal Tech and Descanso gardens, this fully-staged production was based on Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s classic film and the Broadway script by Fay and Michael Kanin and edited by dramaturg Ann K. Lindsey. The original bamboo installation and scenography was created by Stephen Glassman, with fresh bamboo harvested from the grounds of the nearby Huntington Museum.
Ave 19 Bridge | 2003
Commissioned by the City of Los Angeles in collaboration with HDR Engineering, and Troller Mayer Landscape Architects to remove an 800’ highway bridge overpass to transform a derelict urban site to a one acre community green space. Community representative – Antonio Villaraigosa