Wednesday, 27 April 2011


The space dividers i have been working on range from wide elastics, yarn, elastic cord, rope, etc...

When confronted with a wall as a problem I settled on wall interactivity. I found that the term interactive was commonly being linked with technology based solutions and interactive walls are now predominantly thought of as technology based. When mentioning interactive wall’s to people they tend to think of walls that are made in a high tech complicated way. This is why I want to investigate different types of interactive walls and ways in which to make a simple wall with regards to materials and function. A back to basics approach.

The main three functions that I want this room divider to have are; to have the audience separate the layers for light and to make the area more sociable (as mentioned above), using the tight layers of material to temporarily place objects between them and last but not least to motivate the audience to touch the piece and understand the room divider because of its human instinct functionality and common materials used in an unconventional way.

Exhibition Space

Technical Drawings

Elastic Space Divider Prototype

first day - Getting all the materials together and finishing up the frame. Sealed the frame today to     have it ready for spray painting tomorrow

second day - Sand papering, wiping, and spray painting the frame with white primer again and again.

third day -Adding the black wide elastic to the frame and stapling down each layer to prevent it from shifting from side to side and from getting loose.

fourth day - placing the Space Divider in the exhibition space

fifth day - used filler to fill in the cracks where the pieces of wood were attached to each other. Then sanded it down and generously painted the Space Divider with white primer for a perfect finish.

I decided to add objects between the layers of the elastic to show one of its functionalities, and ended up using balloons since it has an various interesting shapes and bright colours. 

The different angles in the images are to analyse which shape and colour best contributes to the context and the space divider. After going through a few balloons I resulted in using the orange long balloon, because it complimented the Space Divider best.

Vertical or Horizontal?

Although I prefer the space divider in a horizontal position, for the size of the prototype and space of the exhibition it works best if its in a vertical position. Doing this showed me that the Space Divider is diverse and can work in both positions. 


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