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Wil Natzel

2021 EARLY-CAREER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTEE | $2,500

Architectural Space Exploration Devices + 360 VR Exhibition

Natzel will develop a 360 degree VR exhibition of their architectural space exploration devices and fund the purchase of specialized​ pixel control LED lights and control systems.

As a designer and creator Wil Natzel straddles the line between art and architecture. Wil’s diverse body of work integrates new technologies to create interventions that resuscitate contemporary spaces and artifacts that have been scraped of all embellishment and meaning. Drawing from architectural sources he explores the cultural frameworks and natural phenomena that shapes us. He creates new environments and objects that manipulate our perception and exposes the relativity of our unique experiences.

Forecast has been offering early-career artist grants supported by Jerome Foundation since 1989. In addition to funding, Forecast is dedicated to providing professional development and learning opportunities designed to assist emerging artists as they experiment/ hone their practices, and cultivate careers in the field. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.