Patterns

Patterns
2006
150 x 200 x 50 cm
Wood, metal, electric motor, mechanical parts, LEDs.

'Patterns' is a machine that behaves in a very chaotic way as it is based on the principle of a dual pendulum. It is constructed from four beams that are connected to each other by axles with bearings, enabling them to rotate freely.

A bright colored LED is installed on the end of each beam. The four LED's visualize the tracks of every independent beam and leave the resulting pattern on the retina of the viewer. The 'moving drawings' that are produced by this four-part pendulum are all unique, momentary and will never be repeated in the exact same way. This happens because the conditions and the initial value of the mechanical construction are never quite the same and so the beams will follow an infinite number of different possible tracks.