The Fun Palace Factor
The Fun Palace Factor is a site-specific installation, designed for the stair landing exhibition space at Richardson Memorial Hall, Tulane University. The composition was derived from an interpretive analysis of Cedric Price’s drawing for Fun Palace. In the 1960’s Price collaborated with performance artist Joan Little, to design a temporary and movable structure that would act as a platform for entertainment, education, expression and creative activity. Its exposed structure was meant to encourage participatory engagement in a festival-like atmosphere. The painting, Fun Palace Factor, is comprised of six panels on aluminum composite that fit together and come apart like a puzzle. The colorful toy-like pieces are meant to celebrate play in architecture as a form of cultural practice.