A fellow Pitt student and I sketched out ideas to hang the knotweed. We would like to have the knotweed attached to 1 foot squares (of paper or something sturdier, perhaps cardboard), in such a pattern as can be seen in the "top view" sketch. Knotweed would hang sparsely around the perimeter, and become denser toward the middle. The room is divided in half to leave space for the other portion of the exhibition. The image labeled "Knotweed Exhibition" shows a projected view of half of the room. We really need to know the exact dimensions of the site, taking into consideration the the perimeter of walking space necessary around the piece (not depicted in the drawings) and also the distance between the floor and ceiling, in order to proceed.
In the photos of the site posted on the flickr account, there seem to be some relatively large cylindrical pipes against the ceiling. Would we be hanging the knotweed around these? The last sketch is a rough proposal to take those pipes into consideration.
I think we need to go check out the site again and get some exact dimensions and also note the condition of the ceiling, or perhaps ask the friendly staff at the MF if they know these dimensions off hand.
Hope everyone is stuffing their bellies with stuffing today!