stellar kinetic installation – kudos! m.
“Through this system, all laths are in motion and generate complex visual and acoustic patterns, rhythms and structures,” said Zimoun.
The ropes are all slightly longer than necessary to allow the ends of each pole to touch the floor. This means that they rest tilted, changing position each time they land.
The arrangement of the 930-square-metre space allows visitors to walk around the thudding sticks where the ceiling height is lower.
Members of the public are also permitted to walk between the laths as they perform the random dance.
“Doing so, they are surrounded by the indeterminate orchestra of sounds caused by 250 laths falling to the floor,” Zimoun said. “Rhythms develop and interlock depending on the individual position of the visitor, and diverse patterns and polimetric rhythms evolve.”