TENSILE CAVERN

2012, Nylon lycra fabric, manila rope, wooden dowels, 23 x 23 x 16 ft.

Our design process was driven by the idea of reframing a commonly overlooked sculptural landmark at CCSF. To entice passersby with a fresh response to the site, we created a densely patterned, interactive pathway that playfully hampered visitors’ entrance to an inner viewing area, engaging the visitor by slowing their pace in preparation for another mind state. The installation’s shape was informed by mapping the sun’s path overhead in order to allow for maximum sunlight onto the sculptural features. In addition, we aimed to be mindful of the installation’s temporariness by using reused and reusable materials and avoiding permanent fasteners.