Planning the exhibit

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. 

I’ll use the grails in their familiar mound beneath the pendulum, and gravel to describe a circle. The room is so acoustically 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.

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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