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Moving objects | nº 804 by Pe Lang

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Moving objects | nº 804 is a new installation by Pe Lang, exploring the contrasts of order and chaos. In 804 cords are spun and pulled apart as the machine pans from left to right slowly revealing order on one side and chaos on the other.

“Pe Lang’s kinetic objects obey a stringent constructive optimization in which each element can be decoded with respect to its functionality. Nothing about them seems ornamental or arbitrary. Their syntax is dominated by precision and control as the framework for sophisticated aleatorics, in which order and chaos are placed in fragile balance. This happens within an intensely aestheticized context wherein each detail has a formal significance.

Pe Lang came to kinetic art through experimental music and sound art. For the artist, born 1974 in Switzerland, it is a development that seems completely natural, in the sense that each sound is caused by movements of air molecules. Mechanical movements are, from his perspective, nothing more than greatly slowed wave frequencies. This fundamentally musically inspired attitude can be observed in Pe Lang’s kinetic systems: with bewitching elegance, they harness physical forces and put them on stage. These are constructions that are as soulful as they are ingenious, and which challenge seeing, hearing and thinking equally.” Text by Marc Wellmann

Components:  Gear-motor, cords, single-axis actuator, various mechanical parts

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Posted on: 18/01/2013

Posted in: Objects

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