Cocoon is a cinematic interpretation of the deepening relationship between humans and the animals of the forest. The structure, whether hanging in the trees or lying on the ground, gets inflated and deflated: Hanging and inflated, it is in its most aggressive position.
It provides confidence for the human inhabitant by blowing up the space, letting in more light and releasing human pheromones through its nozzles - an aggressive gesture similar to the outside appearance of the cocoon.
By reducing the amount of air pressed in the space, the structure gets smaller, darker and less aggressive to the outside. Finally the air supply is turned off completely - which forces the inhabitant to leave the structure and to cope with the real environment s/he is in.
The cocoon-structure is based on physical glue-laminated-timber prototypes - investigated in a workshop with colleague Tom Silvans.