angle grinder housing, blade, stepper motor, loudspeaker, microcontroller, batteries
laying pedestal:mdf, lacquer
An angle grinder is placed on a laying pedestal. The plug seems to have just been pulled out and the blade is slowly turning off. In the process, a continuously falling motor noise sound from inside the machine. However, the short phase of slow spinning and fading away between shutdown and its resting state does not end, time seems to stand still. The self-sufficient machine thus extends that brief moment of passing into an eternity of the moment between not-yet and no more. The electronics of the angle grinder have been replaced by new electronics that imitate the actual machine. It generates the slow rotation of the reed and the falling tone, the so-called shepard scale: an impression of a continuously falling tone without audible jumps.
(installation view with works by Hans-Jürgen Meier Kämmerer and Jochen Ruben-Wiese)