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TANNER @ Cal Poly

installation, 2010

Baxter Art Gallery

Cal Poly State University      

San Luis Obispo, CA

Spindles ~ ten motorized, hanging sculptures

wood, galvanized pipe, plastic bags, metal, blisterpac, aviation cable, motors

83 x 19 x 19 inches [approx]

All wood and metal constructs hang from ceiling mounts with attached individual motors. Each spindle is timed to randomly start and stop, and set to spin in irregular patterns of movement.

Unfurl ~ a motorized floor and wall mounted sculpture

luan, underlayment, wood, wire lath, concrete board, aviation cable, hooks, motor

144 x 50 x 360 inches

Wood and metal structural components support layers of underlayment wrapped and suspended between vertical elements. A floor rocker linked to a wall sculpture via aviation cable wire, reacts to a pulse generated by motorized rotations in from the wall sculpture. Subsequently a lurching action yanks the floor rocker that periodically distributes a ripple on the surface of the otherwise passive suspension.

A circuit board structure operates the controls for all the motors in this installation.

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