Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by Forcing Molten Metal under high pressure into a mold cavity, filling the mold entirely to create a new object.
Die-Cast was founded by Brenna Geffers and Thom Weaver in order to explore new relationships between the visitor and space. Die-Cast incubates work within spaces that are often inaccessible to audiences or are not thought of as performative spaces. We look to fill those spaces with the work and have the work shaped by the space in turn.
We have created 24 pieces since our founding in 2017. We have taken over historical mansions to allow audiences to wander from room to room, catching illicit love affairs and challenging the hetero-normative gaze in our adaption of La Ronde.
We have created work on Virtual Reality platforms to allow visitors to explore our worlds, like in our Inter Terrestrial commissioned by the I-Park Open Air Gallery.
We have been nominated for the prestigious Harvey Award for Best Adaptation of a Comic Book, alongside Hollywood Blockbusters like Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Endgame.
Die-Cast was commissioned to create a public installation for Art Week Miami 2020. Our piece Temporary Occupancy combined pre-recorded and live-streaming video projected two stories high on an exterior wall on Ocean Avenue, the busy downtown strip. The piece won the Juried Prize of $20,000 for the No Vacancy Festival, with Maria Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator at the Perez Art Museum Miami, noting that. "With impressive technological qualities, Temporary Occupancy is an ambitious and poignant project, embodying the artistic spirit of Miami Beach.”
We are iconoclasts in our hearts and have never worried about the hero’s journey. We are endlessly curious.
Die-Cast is always looking for new partners and collaborators. While we are based in the unceded lands of the Leni Lenape also known as Philadelphia, we have partnered with organizations from around the nation.
Do you have a space whose story needs to be told? Are you interested in signing onto our manifesto?