With ‘Splash’, the artists of Program Collective (Mona Kim, Todd Palmer, Simon Taylor, Olga Subirós) met a series paradoxical challenges. They arose in the form of the creative fusion of software and structural engineering, machine construction and the human hand, 3D sculpture and time-based media, and site-specific design and socially transformative experience.
The installation provides a symbolic counterpoint to a science-based exhibition that reveals the positive value of water to life and dangers to water sustainability. The collective sought a public happening that would convey both the technological and the primal, bridge science and culture, veneration and caution. At the core of the transdisciplinary response is a three-dimensional array that evokes the dynamism, fragility, and power contained in a single drop. […]