Smithsonian A&I Hardhat Tour

Rose Bond presented a prototype of her proposed large-scale animation for the historic Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building in Washington, D.C. during a hardhat tour of space.The Washington Post reports, “The Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have announced a seven-year collaboration to bring innovation-related programs and exhibitions to the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. The historic building is scheduled to reopen in summer 2014 after a 10-year closure.The collaboration will kick off June 20 with a three-day expo showcasing the most recent patented technologies from American companies at the the Patent and Trademark Office headquarters in Alexandria.”

Conceived as a multi-window animated projection, Bond’s prototype reveals the museum as a place where ideas, objects and public space intersect to create narratives. The Arts & Industries Building prototype was generously funded by the Princess Grace Foundation.