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Felicia Franzese

Felicia Franzese

Chicago, IL, US

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HYPERBOLIC LINEARITY

After multiple formal studies, the original module was created based off an offset grid. Resulting with a series of multiple angular cuts in which four four prong components create the primitive. Within the primitive module exists the ability to add different levels of density by introducing additional components of hierarchy on the interior of each module. HYPERBOLIC LINEARITY capitalizes on an individualized density through the repetition of three densities: M1, M2, M3.
The module is than able to expand and grow on itself by rotating the primitive at 90 degree increments. Looking closely into HYPERBOLIC LINEARITY, an 11-foot cube, each individual module starts to loose its legibility and is understood as a linear continuation from one module to another. The positioning of one module to the next creates a series of linear thickness to move your eye throughout the entire composition.
The exterior of HYPERBOLIC LINEARITY looses its solidity by the introduction of prongs, creating an abstracted view. The prongs are strategically placed so that the model can be pushed and pulled into 24 positions, giving set designers 24 different scenes. The possibility to flip the model on each side of the cube and then rotate in 90-degree increments creates a unique interaction with human strength and body.
Interior voids are intentionally placed, allowing for the human body to maneuver through every orientation. Each void is occupied differently in each arrangement, as a tunnel in one position can be used as a table when flipped. HYPERBOLIC LINEARITY is not designed for everyday seating, but for abstract human interaction and performance.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Chicago, IL, US
My Role: Designer, Drafter, Project Manager
Additional Credits: CHOREOGRAPHY:
CHRIS CARO
ELIZABETH COREA

DESIGN [DRAWINGS]:
FELICIA FRANZESE
JUAN GARDUNO
SUROOR KHAN

FABRICATION:
DONATUS ANOSIKE
MACIEK BRYNIAK
JERMEY COPLEY
MICHAEL GROCHOLA
CHI YAO KUAN

MATERIALS:
JULIE BARTOCCI
MATT HAMAKER
DEVIN MITCHELL

 

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