The image lives this time in the movement of the gif that captures the kinetic movement that gives birth to the final image. We are talking about the drawing machine Sisyphus Machine by Bruce Shapiro. A series magnets to drag rolling steel marbles through a thin layer of sand to create complicated mandala-like patterns. The laws of physics and technology meet in the sophisticated technology of motion control, a term with which to indicate applications of computer-controlled movement that Shapiro experiments since 25 years.
Bruce Shapiro, Sisyphus Machine, 2003, cover – image by Mitchell Bender
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