Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

Architects Oyler Wu Collaborative wound more than 13,000 metres of rope through steel frames to create this screen wall for Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles (+ movie).

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

From some angles the wall appears to be organised in a pattern, but from other directions the surface seems distorted and irregular.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

The rope is also tied around the framework of a bench, which protrudes from one side.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

Oyler Wu Collaborative's previous projects include a moving installation for the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and an aluminium staircase in the SCI-Arc gallery in Los Angeles.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

The movie is by Them Too Productions.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

Photographs are by Oyler Wu Collaborative and Clifford Ho.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

Here's some more information from Oyler Wu Collaborative:


Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collaborative will be on view from 6/22 to 6/24 at Dwell on Design 2012 at LA Convention Center.

Screenplay is conceived of as a ‘play’ on one’s visual perception. This 21-feet-long screen wall is constructed of 45,000 feet of rope strung through a series of lightweight steel frames.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

The wall is designed with the intention of provoking a sense of curiosity by slowly revealing its form and complexity through physical and visual engagement with the work.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

The wall is made from a repetitious steel framework with rope infill that varies over the length of the wall in three dimensions, forming a thickened undulating screen made up of dense line-work. In its orthographic, or ‘straight on’ view, the wall forms a meticulously organised series of patterns easily recognised by the viewer.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

As the viewer moves around the wall, its three-dimensional qualities reveal a more complex system of deep sectional cavities, twisting surfaces, and material densities.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

The experience is meant to build on an ‘on again/off again’ system of pattern legibility, using optical effects as a means of provoking engagement in the work.

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collective

Project Design and Fabrication Team: Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Huy Le, Sanjay Sukie, Yaohua Wang, Qing Cao, Farnoosh Rafaie, Jie Yang, Clifford Ho, Joseph Chiafari, Tingting Lu, Qian Xu, Mina Jun, Vincent Yeh, Kaige Yang, Shouquan Sun.