Pendulum


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Blown Glass, Beam Splitter Glass, LCD Screen, Aluminium, Polycarbonate Control Film, Acrylic, Digital Content, Bespoke Electronics.

Requires 110-220v Power Input

440(W), 730(H), 600(D) mm
17.3(W), 28.7(H), 23.6(D) inches
Excluding plinth

Description

Featuring differing butterfly species within the one bell jar, the first, an eastern orange albatross, native to Indonesia, is painted in an eye-catching blood orange hue. The contrasting common yeoman possesses tawny orange, almost golden, wings which beat rapidly as it flies around its environment. They are accompanied by the third butterfly, a chocolate albatross from South East Asia.
A physical brass ring is situated at the base of the bell jar, whilst a pendulum, suspended from the dome, acts as an apparatus upon which the butterflies land – an allusion to how life hangs in the balance.

Interaction

In a passive state, the butterflies calmly inhabit the glass bell jar. Upon interaction however, they excitedly flutter about, at times landing gracefully on the pendulum and the brass ring, whilst at others, simply knocking straight into the objects.