Porsche Weissach test site: Design studio
Construction of the Porsche Weissach test site in 1961 marked the beginning of the development centre’s success story. Our series offers a glimpse behind those doors that normally remain closed. Part Two: the design studio. From the first vision all the way through to the finished form – Pors…
General Motors, Ford and Toyota are joining the Univ. of Michigan in
establishing a testing site for driverless cars that will simulate a
cityscape, and will work with the school to help make such vehicles
commercially viable, officials announced Tuesday. The Michigan Mobility
Transformation Center’s 32-acre testing site near the Ann Arbor school’s
North Campus is scheduled to be completed this fall.
From the Inventory:
Subsidence Craters on Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site, 1997
Gelatin silver print
20 x 16 inches, sheet
14 x 14 inches, image
What a cool way to leave a Museum.
The MSU (contemporary art) in Zagreb. The exit from the top floor to car park is TEST SITE by Carsten Höller.
He was also commissioned to instal a similar one at the Tate Modern in 2006.
Film shoot test, Vienna. Yesterday Petra filmed us from a top view on a bluescreen. Next step will be to also do this with the model of the lot in our studio. In a procedure of postproduction we will then key ourselves into the model.
We did some tests today on our test-site on Parker Rd.. We wanted to find out which height would be good to shoot our films from. We want the maximum space captured, but the person in the picture should still stay three dimensional, so it still has the “toyscape” look.
thrillscapes, toyscapes, mediascapes, adventurescapes, crimescapes, sportscapes, bikerscapes, hikerscapes, hipsterscapes, psychoscapes, artscapes, filmscapes, gamescapes etc.
The idea of building a desert model is about tracking the deja-vu experience down which takes us into Hollywood studios.
To relate our approach to the technologies of the film industry we start building a model of the desert landscape to produce a sense of evidence: not of nature but of its experience.
Instead of digging for bones we meet the anthropologist on set and look up tel # in the directory of filmsetbuilder to collaborate with: checking out the dumpsters behind the filmstudios for a chunk of Wonder Valley.
The site. The props. The list of words: water trucks, helicopter soundscape, house trailers, horse trailers, wooden shacks, painted sale signs, screech owl road, twilight drive, calexico ave., homestaed cabins, bleached wood, geodesic huts, dry lake beds, sprinklers, aluminum airplanes, creosote bushes, 5pm shade, telegraph poles, rubber, fenced in dogs, water barrels, scrap yards, camouflage murrials, the worm farm …