We performed the action “To Bounce” around a row of colonnades in the city. Measuring and mapping the key points of this movement (which corresponded to chosen points on the body performing it), we developed a materialisation of this movement both in drawing and in three dimensions. The “bouncing” of our model was translated into a series of unique triangles, each one different, but nonetheless the result of the mapping of the movement of the body in space. In doing this we were able to reduce the movement to its core principles: path, energy and variation.
The form of the triangle, derived from the points of the moving body in space, has been carried throughout the element as a complete structural system. Every component of the element therefore also constitutes the element’s structure. There is no part of the element that is structurally superfluous, and each components works to support the others. The components of the element have been designed to be easily assembled and disassembled without glue or tools.
The element acts as both window and door, emphasising the relationships between newly defined spaces, and the creation of thresholds between one space and another. One can step in and out of the element at any point, or continue through it, as it directs the visitor to re-perform our first passage of movement around the columns.