Extension Gallery, Chicago, 2009
This project uses a set of standard modules and simple geometric rules to compose a system. The complexity Lies within the softness of the connection points. When force is applied to one rotary joint, the entire structure will respond with further geometrical transformations.
Softness allows the piece to be interactive, as visitors can converse with the impermanence of its form. Affordances, as defined by psychologist James J. Gibson, embody all action possibilities latent in the environment, objectively measurable and independent of the independent of the individual’s ability to recognize them. Dimensions, in this case, has various meanings in the many ways our bodies may instinctively inform actions such as lean, sit, grab, skip or pull. Any storyline of the above appropriations will have a physical morphology in the diagram. Self-illuminating pigments are applied to the control points to highlight its topology at night. This project engages the limits of the body as abstractions of architectural programs and their relationships to the formal resolutions.