For proof of concept, we explored two different motion systems that could exist within the spine structure.

The first and more-integrated piece features a sectioned pouch that is woven between bones in the spine, intended to create a ripple of motion as the pneumatics inflate.


The second exploration is a pair of “ribs” that can also be integrated into the spine structure. A pouch is latched onto certain points on the ribs to create a gradual opening and closing motion- interested in how this concept can be informed by musician breathing/ performance.