programmed platform: wood, black paint, stepper motors, microcontroller, gear, rechargeable batteries
The performance is a motion study of the interaction of body and tube on a programmed rotating disc. For example, the speed of the performance results from the resistance of the hose and its natural movement when set to tension or being relaxed. The body follows the properties of the material and conversely challenges it. The movement program of the motors is audible as their vibration is transmitted to the wooden platform. Variations in sound seem to be disconnected to the motion although they are a direct result from their motion program. Through the sound, the fluent variation of bodily shapes becomes disparate. It becomes unclear, who controls what. The tube used for this performance has been used before in two other installations. As the chemical flexibilizers started to diffuse from the PVC after a while, the material gained a stronger shape which made this performance possible.
(this work has been mentored by Toula Limnaios and Hironori Sugata)