Iranian-Australian performance artist Irān Sanad-Zadeh commissioned a set of bespoke floor panels that could be used in her work.
Based on a similar device created by Michel Waisvisz in the 1960s – Vernus is essentially a flexible platform that converts a measurement of pressure or flex into a signal that can be translated into sound and light.
Whereas the original device consisted of 4 identical equilateral triangles, the new design seeks to expand on the possibilities of this by providing a range of shapes. The inspiration can be found in Tangrams, an ancient chinese puzzle that involved arranging a set of geometric shapes to resemble more worldly things.
With a top made from light high-quality marine ply and a black form-ply carcass beneath, the floors appear to float on the stage.