Check out this wonderful trio of machines by Michael Kontopoulos. Attached to each piece is a hammer tripped by a motorized snail cam. As the title of the piece suggests, when the swinging hammer hits the base of the machine, it is rocked and almost
falls over. The anticipation of the hammer strike, loud bang, the teetering of the entire piece, and its safe landing make for a tense and playful cycle that is very captivating.
[ Thanks Casey
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