Studio F-Minus is the collaborative effort of architect / lighting designer Brad Hindson and interactive media artist Mitchell F Chan. Across a broad range of different projects, from museum exhibitions to permanent outdoor commissions, our design philosophy has remained the same: to create not just new artworks, but entirely new types of experience through innovative use of materials. Our unique projects strive to re-interpret and reveal the poetry of the natural world around us.
We think that a great work of art begins with the observation of how a natural phenomenon reaches out and engages our audience every day. From there, our goal is to create an experience that frames, tweaks, and presents this world in a unique and unexpected way. The result should, through its clarity and accessibility to viewers young and old, transmit a renewed excitement and different appreciation of the world our artwork inhabits.
Studio F-Minus has consistently produced artworks that have pushed boundaries. In our portfolio you’ll see work that celebrates simple phenomena in sophisticated ways. We have produced artworks created entirely of spinning strings, responding to viewers’ voices. We have developed interactive exhibits that transport audiences into scenes of light and shadow. We have developed sculpture gardens that use optical effects to allow pedestrians to insert themselves into classical still-life portraiture. Even more elemental phenomena, such as sound, is in our hands trasnformed into dynamic lighting across a busy festival square.
Furthermore, Studio F-Minus has achieved this record of innovation while maintaining a 100% record of reliability and durability, working with the diligence and care that befits our roots in architecture and building permanent structures. These examples of innovative design make evident the curiosity and spirit that make us so enthusiastic about public artworks. We look forward to sharing this sense of exploration and imagination in our next project..