EQUILIBRIUM MODEL / EXPERIMENT ELEVEN
The model is inspired by the idea of acrobatics as performers depend on each other to achieve stability in different positions. We explore the relationship between the cubes (the load) and the required tension to keep them at equilibrium. The cubes are dependent on each other and if one is removed, the model collapses. The model includes two small cubes and one large cube with pairs of tension cables going across the top and the bottom of the cubes. Different variations of this equilibrium were achieved by rotating certain cubes, increasing or decreasing the tension depending on the desired height, and shifting the position of the cubes from a symmetrical arrangement to asymmetrical.
Dante Gil Rivas