NAME: Unstable Matter
AUTHOR: Finnish artists Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen.
DESCRIPTION: A metal surface covered with thousands of steel balls slowly tilts from one side to the other. The movement creates ever-changing patterns. Grönlund-Nisunen are interested in the sculptural representation of physical phenomenons. Unstable Matter is for instance inspired by Turing’s theories on morphogenesis and pattern formations found in nature. The piece was part of the fourth solo show of the duo that took place last month at the Esther Schipper gallery in Berlin.
AMUSEMENT RATE: Simplicity is sometimes more effective that sophisticated technologies. The low tech approach of the duo does a great job at illustrating a complex physical theory. The movements of the tiny balls also offer a mesmerizing show. The metallic noise produced by the bearings evokes the sound of waves, creating a relaxing experience despite the coldness of the material.
Source: Co. DESIGN