Amplitude

A Moving Installation Mimicking Birds Flying

Details

Materials: brass, borosilicate glass, robotics, stainless steel

Measures installation: 4.6 cm x 306.5 cm (1-13/16″ x 10′ 11/16″)

Text

The movement of Amplitude is like the pulse that occurs in all living things. Each element
is triggered by a weight that slides back and forth within each fine, glass tube. Because
the movement of the collective installation is synchronized by a computer, an impression
is given of watching a bird flying in slow motion.

In contrast to many of our other works, Amplitude does not incorporate a light source, but
involves the reflection of external light sources on the installation.

Images

Video

Amplitude (2017) at Rockefeller, New York City. Video by Tatyana Tenenbaum