I visited the gallery today in order to nail down exactly where everything was going to go and organize the show in my mind. On the way I stopped at an electric motor workshop to find a motor with a nice slow rpm speed so that I can finally have my rotating pendulum working.
I didn’t realize how many different kinds of motor there are. The one I chose will give me a nice gentle speed for the pendulum. At the gallery I found a power outlet in the middle of the ceiling that will drive the motor whenever the lights are turned on, a perfect way to get people involved in the work right away.
I’ll have to modify the motor a little to make it possible to suspend the pendulum so that it will rotate, a simple matter of drilling a hole through the spindle so I can attach a slender rod to tie the line to.Â
I’ll use the grails in their familiar mound beneath the pendulum, and gravel to describe a circle. The room is soÂ acousticallyÂ live that I think it echoes if you blink. I’m going to make use of that by putting gravel on the ground for people to walk on, producing nice crunchy noises.