Eternal Forms

Experiment 5: Proposal

Members

Catherine Reyto, Jun Li, Rittika Basu, Sananda Dutta, Jevonne Peters

Project Description

“Eternal Forms” is an interactive artwork incorporating geometric elements in motion. The forms accelerate their rotating speeds when a user interacts from ranging proximities. The construction of the elements is highly precise along with accurate measurements to generate an optical illusion of constant collision. The framework establishes from a circular grid system, which is designed by several interlinking ellipses running across a common circumference of the centre ellipse. 

Parts/materials/ technology list 

  • Servo
  • Distance sensor
  • Pulley
  • Acrylic
  • Wood
  • Arduino – distance sensor and servo motor based coding
  • Laser Cutting

Work Plan

Base Circular Grid – Sets the basis of the design constructions.
Design Explorations
  • 24th Nov (Sun): Pattern exploration and design created based on the finalized patterns
  • 25th Nov (Mon): Design a network of connected illusions using the finalized patterns. Also, try out prototype laser cuts of the final pieces. Check out the weight and scaling optimizations.
  • 26th Nov (Tue): Work on the code – Arduino side. Also, try the servo functioning with the prototype model.
  • 27th Nov (Wed): Combine the servo and the sensor part of the experiment and check code functioning.
  • 28th Nov (Thu):  Create the final design laser cuts with the materials finalized – acrylic or wood or both. Additionally, creating the mounting piece that needs to go up on the wall.
  • 29th Nov (Fri): Iterate and work on creating multiple kinetic sculptures and make them interactive. Also, work on the display set-up of the installation.
  • 30th Nov (Sat): Trouble-shooting
  • 1st Dec (Sun): Trouble-shooting
  • 2nd Dec (Mon): Trouble-shooting
  • 3rd Dec (Tue): Final Presentation

Physical installation details

They will be multiple interactive artworks mounted on walls where the user can observe the changing rotating speed based on distance proximities. These artworks will be animated by Servo Motors.

Resource List

10 Nails and hammer – For mounting the artwork.

Extension Cord

Power Plug

Wall space of 5ft x 3ft to mount the piece.

References

  1. Kvande, Ryan. “Sculpture 40″ – Award Winning Optical Illusion Sculptures”. Spunwheel, 2019, https://www.spunwheel.com/40-kinetic-sculptures1.html.
  2. Whitaker, Lyman. “Whitaker Studio”. Whitakerstudio.Com, 2019, https://www.whitakerstudio.com/.

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