"121 prepared dc-motors, tension springs", 2011
motors, steel, power supply, wood
35.4 x 35.4 x 11.8" / 90 x 90 x 30 cm
Edition of 6
In this work a white minimalist grid organizes 121 industrial components. Rotating springs are activated by motors, creating a visual tension between the regularity of industrial form and the kinetic chaos of a natural system. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared repetitive systems, it is equal parts sonic and visual. Perpetually rotating and clacking, it brings to mind the clock and similarly bustling geared mechanisms.
I try to create pieces that somehow become alive - never sounding and moving exactly the same way again. Seemingly organic, these projects are based on lifeless matter and simplified systems that are artificial, yet yielding complex behaviors in sound and motion.
This piece will be on exhibition at bitforms gallery from Feb 2 to Mar 10, 2012.
Video courtesy of the artist.
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