Effervesce aka Bubbles
Aluminum, Acrylic, Bubble Soap and Human Interaction
When their idea was accepted by AIA, the UNCC Architect team had a small timeline to complete the project. Roughly about a month, so they had to quickly construct it. The sculpture is made from aluminum, acrylic, bubble soap and controlled by human interaction, i.e., blowing bubbles.
According to Inside.uncc.edu:
“EFFERVESCE” is a plastic lattice wall that will stand in the middle of the installation site. Within the wall’s structure are 49 “vessels,” one for each life lost in the shooting. Each of these modules will contain a simple mechanism with plunger, siphon and bubble wand, allowing visitors to release bubbles into the air, creating a moment of joy in remembrance of the Pulse shooting victims. The names of the 49 will be subtly inscribed into the structure."
From AIA Convention to Orlando's LGBT Community Center
After being displayed at AIA's conference, the sculpture's permanent home will be Orlando's LGBT Community Center. The UNCC Architecture team donated the sculpture in memorial to the Pulse shooting victims and Orlando's community.