HANGING MODEL / EXPERIMENT SEVEN
Our model is an exploration in form finding, dabbling with the manipulation of lightweight fabric through curvilinear control points. After exploring a series of undulating shapes, we settled on a set of five simple contoured frames configured compositionally with circles and arcs. Each of our iterations aimed at connecting two distinct shapes with our choice of netted fabric, producing rippling, funnel-like membranes that float within the extents of a grid.The membranes are held up by a carefully calibrated structural system that transfers forces through tension. The ebbing and flowing constructions of these shapes allowed us to choreograph interesting tactile, visual fields. These complex imageries are produced as effects of moulding fabric, folding seams, overlaying surfaces and intersecting fluid edges. Throughout the span of this project, we were interested in conditioning our understanding of the dialectics between suspension and tension. The suspension is the starting point, to which the tension is the antithesis. The resulting suspended plane between the tension and boundary conditions blurs the boundaries between positive and negative space.
Maximilien Chong Lee Shin