Human Harp Cradle

Core to Di Mainstone’s Human Harp Installation is the retractable cable module. Our challenge was to research and design ways to easily mount this module on to a wide variety of elements in the environment. We looked for a quick and flexible system for both side and rear attachment.

Numerous iterations of making and testing let us to a design that uses gardening Velcro and grip rubber to strap a base around basically any round or square element. Next to that we developed a mechanism for both side and rear connection of the module to the base. All our steps, findings and considerations were documented together with unsolved problems and future possibilities. This document was then past on to the next university as this project is a traveling research that continues up until the final installation on Brooklyn Bridge in 2014.