The Moving Arch
The moving arch is a rather simple component with a great deal of dynamism. Because each of the levers has an angled member at one end, the way the system expands and contracts is changed. Unlike the walking platforms, the axis of rotation does not change and remains fixed, but still allows for a similar level of changeability as the legs of the walking platforms. When the component is fully contracted, it curves in one direction. As it expands, it straightens out to completely vertical. As it continues to expand, the component creates a large arch in the opposite direction from the original starting arch. The moving arch is attached to a base that allows it to expand and contract. The base has wheels underneath, enabling it to move, that are able to retract up when the component in is the right location.
The moving arch has a flexible video display fabric attached to it that can display any number of images and videos to enhance the performance space. The fabric is attached to the end of the levers on one side of the component. When the moving arch is contracted, the fabric is folded up in between the levers. As the system expands, the fabric stretches out, becoming more taught. While the best display scenario is when the arch is fully expanded, the video display fabric still functions and is capable of creating a desired type of environment while only partially extended.