Chrysalis is a site specific, ever-changing, interactive inflatable architectural robotic environment. This live structure was composed to respond to and inhabit the great hall of MOCA Tucson, Arizona, in 2013. It is composed of 100 inter-connecting servo controlled fabric tubes, approximating both the qualities of muscles and the structural function of bones. 16 live networks can be selectively animated by the viewers' motion, capable of opening up the structure, creating portals and inviting the viewer inside in order to sculpt the ever changing architecture.
As a magnification of the cellular world, Chrysalis gives us a direct, visceral experience of the kinds of minute geometric constructions that underlie all of life.