Counterpoint: Understanding forces, reactions, and movement
Burkett, Dan Winfred, III
Master of Architecture
Counterpoint is an exploration into the relationship between forces and reactions as translated by the material properties of wood, and exploring these relationships within a dynamic system. This relationship is created by an individual or group of individuals' movement through the system. As a person moves through the space, forces are applied by the movement of the body across the floor plane. The force applied by the person or persons is translated into the bending of the wood. The bending reflects the movement and provides a counterpoint to the movement of the body. The system also allows for a misrepresentation of movement by shifting variables in the system. This allows for a multiple of readings of the same type of movement. This project attempts to take a mundane activity (walking) as the program and amplifies the almost imperceptible consequences of this action, and heightens our awareness to our action, thus turning it into a performance.