The Water Around the Stone|“水中石”互动装置
Re-Ball international Competition | Re-ball 装置国际竞赛（美国华盛顿）
The Water around the Stone
The subterranean has always been a subject of utmost intrigue to all creative disciplines as it embodies the uncanny and the fantastical, the disquieting and the precarious. This fascination with the subterranean and its consistent appeal to the imagination can be seen in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, vivid descriptions of Dante’s Inferno, Metro chase scenes in the movie Diva, and Bob Dylan’s lyrics, amongst many other examples. What is visible to the eye above the surface and our perception of it is very different from that of the underground. Building upon the theme of the underground as the “uncanny” and “fantastical” space, the project seeks to mine the imagination of subterranean, revealing the tectonics of a site that is hidden from plain view.
A series of catenary strings of balls that hang low from the ceiling respond to the acoustic activity under it, forming sinuous undulations that create a fluid play of light, and space. Visitors can walk through the shifting hangings towards ball-bags – large slugs of netting filled with the balls that pulsate when occupied – that provide moments of rest and communion within the cavernous space. The form adapts to the dynamic movements of visitors, creating an experiential stimulus for each person inhabiting the space. The Fantastic Cavern provokes the essence of adventure: exploring the unknown and the unseen.
Location: Washington DC
Team: Martin Miller, Arsalan Rafique, Mo Zheng
Sepecial Design: Digital Fabrication, Generative Design