"Twisted Strips", 2012
polystyrene strips, motors, micro-controller, wooden frame
31 x 31 x 3" / 78.7 x 78.7 x 7.6 cm
edition of 6
"Twisted Strips" is a kinetic sculpture that explores serial image generation and perceptual illusion, specifically Op Art from the 1950s and 60s which inspired the piece.
Breaking the picture plane into a black field and twenty-one motorized vertical strips, the sculpture produces rhythmic waves of movement. The animated pattern shifts in arc and frequency, as the two motors on each strip continually rotate in and out of phase. Using an approach visually analogous to the tape loop structures found in minimal music and phase music, new shapes constantly flow through the composition, which are perceived by the eye as a singular picture in motion.
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.
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