PANTA REI / EVERYTHING FLOWS (2008) is a mechanical candle making installation. A simple configuration of familiar elements; string, eyelets, buckets, heaters, wax and a motorised CAM arm. As the arm turns on the ceiling, one by one, lengths of wick are lowered into buckets of molten blue wax, building up a thin layer each time. A candle slowly emerges.
The work is part performance, part production process; a web of strings in a constantly evolving cycle of geometry on the ceiling, methodically raising and lowering wicks in a wave-like motion. When a complete harvest is formed, a fresh batch of wicks can begin.
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