It’s been a heck of a journey to this point but Chair_Jump_Chute is partially alive! The last days we’ve been thoroughly testing the xBee’s to get them to communicate to MAX MSP (a visual programming language). See the video below where we’ve connected the fans and soundfiles to the movement of the chair Marloeke is […]
Busy drawing a technical representation of the motor housing. It has to be very safe since the motor will hang on the ceiling in Eye Amsterdam, high and in a public space.
Coded most of the Xbee’s yesterday. Today we’ll be testing the interaction possibilities. Xbee is the radio frequency communication that will connect our different wearables, the motor of the big chute and the chair.
Carefully cutting the old chutes to assemble a prototype and configure an appealing colourpalette for the installation. It took us a whole day to cut every strip apart from each other. It surprised us when pinning all the pieces together (to sew them together into a small chute) that every part must have been slightly bended, […]
Three chutes and some equipment to give it motion. The very different chutes made it into a busy day. Hanging them from the ceiling and getting them to move with air. The three chutes had all very different styles. A very light Canopy T11 personnel parachute, a red and white chute what was a little […]
Wednesday we’ve tried to make a chair that acts like a spring loaded figure, like we all know from our childhood. The idea originated from the thought that it would be nice to have a chair that could limit your movements but with a flick of a switch act like it’s legs were made out […]
Everything is considered as (digital)input with Chair_Jump_Chute. Today one of the focus points was the floor. The floor is pretty important as Merce’s drawings of his choreographies are almost burnt on out retina’s and what would a dancer be without a stage? We see the floor as a great way to get input from the participants and […]
In what way could the participating audience feel what Merce Cunningham must have felt during his performances? How could we trigger people in moving like Merce? What kind of motivators are needed to feel those tiny moves in your hips, the pressure in your feet or the imbalance in your core. How can we design an […]