in studio ALICE, epfl , 2007
with dorette baumann (ch)
The project proposes a device to visualize and perform gravity, exploring the limit of stability and the role of perception.
In order to materialize the deformation brought on by gravity through weight, the line of ground is extruded into a deformable 3-dimensional model. The experiment becomes a device when it takes the shape of a chair, an everyday human-scale object made adaptable to the body's subjective stability.
experiment 1 : weight and ground
experiment 2 : ground as a deformable space
connecting body to ground : the seat
typical movement (click to enlarge)
traces (click to enlarge)
experiments 3-14 : performing gravity
3-channel vision, analysis of a case study. top, right, bottom views of movement and deformation