hEx: inverting geometry

Photography by Liza Koval

hEx: inverting geometry (2012) is an interactive video and performance installation exploring the aesthetics and properties of auxetic materials. The installation was presented in two arrangements; either as a live interactive performance installation with performers or else as a video installation.

The two performers presented a looping set of movements, drawing on the visual architectures found on a cellular level within auxetic materials. The performers in the physical space are translated to the virtual environment projected live in the space. The performer’s virtual body affects the virtual environment, deconstructing and reconstructing those linear geometrical forms found within it. The scientific processes of cellular manipulation to innovate new materials are hereby recreated in this interactive installation.


“Their motion was all about the mathematical beauty underlying all physical structures and exposed the hidden science behind the ordinary which we do not always associate with the complex.”

Andre Delicata,


Rebecca Camilleri
Ira Melkonyan

Sound Designer & Composer
Andre Borges

Digital and Visual Artist
Anthony Askew

Research Collaborators
Daphne Attard
Joseph Grima

The Rubberbodies Collective

Commission of
The Science in the City 2012 Festival

Presented at
“How?” Exhibition, Science in the City festival, September 2012