A collaboration with Makiko Saito
, inTension was created in an attempt to offer a personal space allowing a user to explore sound using their whole body. The physical construction is such that it is unobtrusive, using "transparent" methods like an array of bungee cords.
User interaction can be passive (simply striking the cords while passing) or active (the space can be entered and 'performed' from within). Slipping through the cords should evoke the sense of entering a private space, like a childhood fort. Through the exploration of movement in space, the user will unlock the curiosity of youth and learn that playfulness yields a more interesting experience.
Most recently displayed at the Telfair Museum's Jepson Arts Center (Savannah, Georgia), this modular version of inTension is intended to describe interactivity for a larger model occupying an entire room.