Carbon Steel, Aluminium, DC Motors, Hardened Steel Gear Sprockets, Roller Chain, Pillow Blocks, Shore Rock, Limit Switches, Parrallax PING Ultrasonic Sensor, Custom-Built Switch Circuit, Arduino, Sabertooth 2x25 V2, U1 12V 280A Battery.
150" x 30" x 78"(when closed) 102"(when open)
Bridge involves the integration of solid material and recreational play. The predominant structure seemingly allows a passage from one place to another by spanning a physical obstruction. The form of the project occupies a universal symbol of modernity, rooted within the history of capital and serving as a utopian pretence to the industrialisation of socio-political development.
Contemplating on these effects of the past in order to understand social movements, Bridge reinforces our current notion of “progress” by constructing a new convention. As the work becomes an obstruction, it simultaneously becomes a guide.