'Big whorls have little whorls
Which feed on their velocity,
And little whorls have lesser whorls
And so on to viscosity'.
Lewis Fry Richardson, 1881 – 1953.
English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist & poet.
Part scientific-model, part black-box theatre, 'A Hierarchy of Eddies' is an art-science experiment in staging the phenomenon of turbulence....
Created by Scale Free Network in collaboration with Andrew Melatos
Supported by the City of Melbourne
Commissioned by Experimenta
Chamber construction by Simone Tops + Brian Scales
Electronics by Pierre Proske
Custom fan housing by Huw Smith
Thanks to Jonathon Parsons, Nicky Pastore, Susan Kuckuka, Lynn Mowson, Kathy Holowko & Cromwell Studios.
Video footage shot and edited by Sam Mcglip
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