RECIPROCAL MODEL / EXPERIMENT THREE
Our model features the assembling of reciprocal units whose sticks-line structures are based upon transegrity (tensile integrity). Each unit is built upon 4 identical wooden sticks forming a stand through compressing one another in the middle with 12 tied fishing line segments connecting the heads of each stick to frame a twisted cube. Continuous tensile force from lines act on the series of compression among sticks, reciprocally operating to construct a balanced, stable unit. Based on units, variations are created via connecting them, either through tension or compression from additional wires or through the compression between sticks against one another.
Following diverse concept including stacking, cantilever or deformation, we create stable, new space within the framework relying upon the reciprocal compression and tension. Different from the focused exploration on how linear force can help achieve the equilibrium but still inheriting certain ideas such as cantilever, our reciprocal model opens the possibility to a more complex system with compressions and tensions reciprocally acting upon one another.