SPORTS — the design collaboration of greg corso and molly hunker — has installed ‘runaway’ as a vibrant beacon for the sunny californian city of santa barbara. three colorful matrix objects made up of thousands of linear elements are brightly-colored in cyan, magenta, and yellow paints. these simple self-similar geometries have a range of possible orientations, forming a lounge, a bench, or a even an impromptu performance stage for the public and passersby.

SPORTS collaborative
photo by omar garza

 

 

in thinking about the installation’s visual cues, SPORTS drew from the coastal landscape and the environmental qualities of santa barbara’s air. ‘the aesthetic qualities of the air in santa barbara is often very powerful and visible — a beautiful blur caused by heat (heat shimmer or mirage) and beach fog (june gloom),’ the team describes. ‘runaway’ privileges this visual and atmospheric effect and in so doing, acts as a beautiful spectacle and object of urban decor for the communities of santa barbara.’

SPORTS collaborative
photo by elliot lowndes

 

 

‘runaway’ has been chosen as the winner of the museum of contemporary art santa barbara‘s take part | make art pavilion competition. the installation will be moved to six different sites in at least three different neighborhoods around santa barbara, forming a new interpretation in each area. while the urban décor objects add a bold and vivid identity to the landscape, they simultaneously semi-dissolve the environment, bringing a unique personality to the different neighborhoods.

SPORTS collaborative
photo by elliot lowndes

SPORTS collaborative
photo by elliot lowndes

SPORTS collaborative
photo by elliot lowndes

SPORTS collaborative
photo by elliot lowndes

SPORTS collaborative
photo by elliot lowndes

SPORTS collaborative
photo by greg corso


photo by elliot lowndes


photo by elliot lowndes


photo by elliot lowndes


photo by elliot lowndes


photo by elliot lowndes


photo by elliot lowndes


photo by elliot lowndes

 

 

project info:

design: sports
engineering: nous engineering
metal fabrication: metal arts foundry
powder coating: williamson ocean

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  • Runaway by SPORTS was commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and curated by Audrey Lopez.

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