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Professor Mike McKay’s PERFORMA studio featured on Archinect and suckerPUNCH

August 23, 2012   |  

PERFOMA, the research and fabrication studio run by UK Professor Mike McKay, was featured on the contemporary art site suckerPUNCH, as well as an Editor's pick on the website Archinect.

"Students developed individual proposals for aggregate formal systems based on specific research parameters that I set at the beginning of the term," said McKay in an interview with Archinect. Further research and testing refined the process of fabrication and assembly.  PERFORMA first installed at the annual Beaux Arts Ball, and then later moved to Lexington's LOT Gallery for the College of Design's end of year show.

"The main idea is to create a dynamic heterogenous form using extremely simple materials and fabrication techniques.  All individual units and connections are identical, but a new quality of complexity emerges due to the system pliability and the seemingly complex geometry.  This aspect of PERFORMA is what interests me most, and is always most surprising to students."

PERFORMA on Archinect

PERFORMA on suckerPUNCH