Fissure and Quake



Dakotah Konicek and Jesse Kauppila collaborated on this public work for the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Tough Art residency. This interactive project presents principles of hydraulic fracturing in a loose demonstration to parents and children to spark a discussion. The work promotes interest in systems and function through cause and effect.



Fissure and Quake was supported by a microgrant from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier (FRFAF)— an endowment founded to encourage the creation of innovative artworks by the faculty, students and staff of Carnegie Mellon University. With this fund, the STUDIO seeks to develop a cache of groundbreaking projects created at CMU — works that can be described as “thinking at the edges” of the intersection of disciplines.