The Institute for Performance Sculpture, Inc.
75 Kendall Road, Lexington, MA 02421 USA
p: 781.862-6413 | f: 862-2778
|Board of Directors
Sir George Martin
MISSION STATEMENT, 1988
(Statement updated January, 2012)
The INSTITUTE for PERFORMANCE SCULPTURE, Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization which has been formed to study the synthesis of technology and the plastics arts. While we realize that the phrase “performance sculpture” is a paradox in its traditional definition, technology in the last quarter of the twentieth century has opened up new opportunities to explore the interrelationships between performance and sculpture. To that end, we are primarily interested in pursuing the “living relationship” between technology as a physical tool and the human being as the source of creativity. We wish to nurture ideas in these related areas through academic research and conferences as well as the actual construction of artworks and paradigms which manifest these concepts. To this end, we have helped to fund research for many interactive artworks, including-
- “Soundstair”, which is permanently installed at the Boston Museum of Science (1987), The Science Museum of Minnesota (1990), and the Mississippi Museum of Art (1988)
- “Pipedream”, a musical skateboard ramp, which has appeared in both Boston and New York performances (1989)
- “Hopscotch”, which premiered at the Boston Children’s Museum in 1989 and is now in the collection of The National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
- “Resonating Frequencies: Dialogues On Architecture and Music” presented at Cooper Union, New York (2004) and Center for Architecture, New York (2006)
“Touch My Building: On Tour”- An interactive sound/light/text project presented at the Center for Architecture New York and the Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA, 2006
“Architecture of the Air,” a book published on Christopher Janney’s work and philosophy by Sideshow Media LLC, 2007
The Board of Directors consists of Terrell Lamb, Christopher Janney and Michael Wiggins. Additional staff appointments include Ryan Edwards and Margaret Crosby. Terrell Lamb, as CEO, is responsible for the general management and public relations concerns. Christopher Janney, as Artistic Director, is responsible for collaborations and commissions. Michael Wiggins, is currently the Clerk in charge of filings and corporate minutes. Ryan Edwards has been appointed to manage all projects. Margaret Crosby has been appointed to be responsible for financial management.
The Advisory Board consists of Sir George Martin. President, EMI Records and Producer of the Beatles; Martha Schwartz, Landscape Architect/Artist; Otto Piene, Director Emeritus at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T.; Sara Rudner, former principal dancer at Twyla Tharp Dance and Director of the Heart Dance Foundation; Peter Sellars, Director, The Los Angeles Festival. The Advisory Board is consulted on artistic matters and is apprised of all installation work.