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A Beginner's Guide to Superfab.

When artist and musician Jonathan Mooney approached multidisciplinary creative studio Superfab to produce a geodesic dome for a new project, he became fascinated with the Oregon-based company’s forward-thinking design approach and its sprawling fabrication shop. This experience led him to return to the space with filmmaker Leah R Brown, resulting in this portrait of a practice that is sounding out the limits of design. “I was influenced by the musicality of Superfab’s fabrication shop. Their working processes created musical notes, however dissonant,” explains Mooney of his and Brown’s approach to the film. “In this way, the design studio itself became the orchestra that we combined with the film’s visuals, guiding the viewer through the shop and the creative methods of the designers.”