Cycle

Cycle

2000

maquette for kinetic installation

discarded bicycle wheels, DC gearhead, motor, battery, wire, tape, plywood, counterweights


Cycle is an open system which runs amok, where the orderly motion of an electric motor generates complex, unpredictable behaviour. This is accomplished via the interaction (competition) of continously shifting dual competing centers of gravity (two-body problem?). The less obvious being the battery ballasting the pair of wheels and the other a slowly rotating weight (hammer).


related

Water Water, Teeter Totter

2001

kinetic

A water teeter totter. Precursor to levitation machines.

Switch

2001

kinetic

Variation of Perch. Precursor to levitation machines.

Perch

2001

kinetic

Variation of Switch.

Why Do Machines Think They Are Human?

1999

kinetic video installation

Mechanical-digital video surveillance. Installed in a closet. It makes a recording of everyone who comes to see it, and plays it back to them later (apologies to Don Ihde).

DVCR

1999

kinetic video

DVCR

One Thousand Tiny Blows

1999

kinetic

The goal is to eventually poke through the floor.

Daysleepers (OUT888)

1998

emergent behaviour-based installation maquette

Nocturnal machines.

Boot

1998

performance installation

Performance in which live CCTV images of a face and ass taunt a kicking machine, and get kicked.