installation, (2017 / 2020)
scattered parts: PVC tube, stepper motors, transmission, microcontroller, steel
custom built case: server-rack surveillance monitors, Raspberry Pi’s, multiplex, aluminium, foam, straps
videos: 7 min loop, HD
The scattered parts can be assembled to a machine that is programmed in a 7 minutes loop to constantly shape a PVC tube around its vertical axis. It is choreographed in a way, that it always seems to be tightened in an irreversible knot, when it finds its way out again. The longer the machine is running the more it changes its shapes over time, due to unpredictable material behaviour. Deassembled, the machine fits into the customized hard-case. On the inbuilt server-surveillance screens, we see two separate loops of the machine in action. The loops therefor show the same movement of the machine but different shapes of the tube.