bouncing carpet

bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet
bouncing carpet

„Material Matters“ was about to invent new experimental materials, surfaces, textures and therefore space. Inventing interactive interface between man and environment, through analyzing and developing in terms of communicate. Since the project is not about designing some specific product, but to realize what is in mind, it needed large number of prototypes. This project started with choosing an artist, Michal Budny and analyzing his work.

Through this analysis we stated our principals to work with: paper + simple technique. Sculptor and insatallation artist for small-scale and site-specific projects. Lives and works in Warsaw. Using simple materials mainly cardboard and paper, he attempts to represet something that is seemingly devoid of form, virtually intangible and invisible. From Michal Budny‘s works, we were fascinated with the idea of „building volume from plain“. It is how he made two-dimensional plain papers and cardboards into three-dimensional objects which has actual shape and form.

We also stated using only the 3 simple and basic techniques to form volume with paper - cut, glue and fold. Following this idea, we tried several ways to transform a plain into a volume. All three models are made of the same white A3 paper but modified with diferent process. After those experiments, we started focusing on the „cutting technique“. We realiced that there were more possibilities in this special way of working and we developed it further more. One cutting technique we developed was to combine cutting in lines and folding. In there, the paper gets a more complicated outlook and interesting sharp surfaces and shadows. Another technique we developed and consciously turned to be the final technique was to cut paper in lines, leaving small spaces between each of them. Among the basic geometric figures of square, triangle and circle. circle was the best figure to see the qualities of cutting in lines. With circle-cut-lines, paper can be very flexible and fluent, showing the special behavior of paper that you can only get via this cutting technique. After we found the right technique, we continued with the material research. With the same way of cutting but with different materials, we found 4 special aspects that showed up by using this cutting technique - fluency, height, round surface and movement.

As we looked for the effective way to show its qualitiy by movement, we came up with the idea of moving it along music. Round shaped plastic papers with circle-cut-lines are placed together. Each piece is tied together with plastic bands. Those bands have hook-and-loop fastener on both side, so they can be easily tied and untied. The circles are moved up and down by the transparent strings through the small hole in the middle. Each differently colored circles takes part of musical aspects, such as bases and melodies. We made a short video to show the movement of our structure. The surface looks totally flat at first, however, when the music starts, each circular papers start moving up and down as music goes on. This soft movement let people feel music not only via sound, but also via eyesight. One stop, the end of a experimental process that has taken us into a final result: the bouncing carpet. A result that could be many, an unfinished object that express our evolution through the tests and mistakes. This is the final of a step that we want to continue.