Friday, December 4, 2015

making & moving | December 4, Installing a 'Movement Infrastructure' in Burwood

My fourth 'movement infrastructure' based on the icosahedron, has been installed in one of the Deakin University dance studios, in the Burwood campus. A few facts:
  • The icosahedron is inscribed in a circumsphere with radius of 142 cm. 
  • The 30 edges are grouped in three symmetric systems, each comprising 10 edges of the same material. 
  • Three different materials are used for the edges to differentiate the anatomical planes: black PVC, chrome plated metal, oak. Each of the edges is a road with a diameter measuring 16mm.
  • Each of the twelve connector is 3D printed by the Makerbot Replicator 2X, using ABS plastics of three different colors.
  • The icosahedron assembling required about about 1.5 hours, not including the parts procurement and 3D printing.

After assembling the icosahedron I performed several movement explorations based on the octahedron whose edges coincide with the midpoint of the icosahedron defining the shorter edge of the golden rectangles. I also performed the yoga inspired sequence "Finding the Axis Mundi".