In Good Company

U.S. Embassy in Bishkek

Installation artist Rachel Mica Weiss takes us behind the scenes of her latest large-scale installation, Immanent Topographies, at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. As part of the Art in Embassies Program, the site-specific installation is made up of 36 panels of nylon rope, which shift and change from various vantage points. The composition draws inspiration from the country’s famous mountain range, the Tian Shan, while the materials pay homage to Kyrgyzstan’s felting history. Read more about Rachel’s process below, or watch the installation as captured by the Embassy.

3ac178cb d223 4bfb b05d 37121bade640
Eedc0d72 2c4f 4e5a 9ec4 e78b98fa5a25
872e90c4 9824 491d bb0c 3af71b9680ae
Slant

“This 36 panel site-specific hanging installation draws its inspiration from the slopes of Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan mountain range and the country's rich felting history.”

9f95f3be 9fb6 47e2 b912 c0d3c5127c35
490d74db dfd5 481f ae08 96390fcc0402
Efa35fbb 781c 4916 8a64 9d4a340bcb86
3f07c22e 3861 4ddc bfea effd44f86cd5
Slant

“Trained as a weaver, Weiss fuses American and Kyrgyz textile traditions and palettes in 36 unique forms that mirror the meticulously rendered topography of the Tian Shan range, visible through the embassy's windows.”

F985b0c2 7709 4a71 80f4 429762424f21
53dd6991 ac28 4b4f 9382 8be2fc78f62d
Daf2aa76 3206 4f36 b579 477af031c22e
Ac8b7347 004c 4f4e baf9 9f0062fc25fe
Slant

“Designed to provide a range of perspectives from different vantage points, the installation's colors and hanging ropes appear to shift and vibrate as one moves past.”

F0c6106a be8f 4355 9d6a 5c578511a7ad

More From In Good Company

37d2e2ac 8889 4aae 8cce 255e007dc919

In Good Company

Oscar Health

Headquartered in Nolita's historic Puck Building, the offices of Oscar Health underscore their commitment to redefining the age-old health insurance industry.

1b60fcf6 27db 4c33 8a5a f9c967f5bf8b

In Good Company

Untitled Secret

Untitled Secret is a collection of companies reinventing community through travel, brand discovery, or unique experiences.

8266a597 38db 433f af46 05f331ab510e

In Good Company

Johnson & Johnson

Uprise Art curates an exhibition for the Johnson & Johnson headquarters that highlights their passion for process and community.