I Want You To
Term Winter (Year 5)
Professor Karen Lange
Program Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo — BA '20
Studio Studio 400/Senior Design Project
Site Building 5, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
At the beginning of winter quarter, my classmates and I (in Karen Lange's presented our fall thesis books in the annual book show, which we affectionately called, “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To.” We displayed our books between white, upright books on bookshelves within a small, white box - which we pre-fabricated and assembled within a larger room in the Architecture building.
Using projectors, fog machines, and fabric, we blacked out the rest of the room, filled it up with fog, and shot colorful lasers across the room at a consistent height. The white box sat in the corner of the larger room, hardly visible when first entering, and standing in stark contrast to the colorful laser beams. Visitors were invited to sit around the exterior of the white box and read our books using flashlights we provided to them.