Loopers

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Credit: Yasuaki Kakehi and Michinari Kono

Artist Lab Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)

This sound installation features twelve artificial worms consisting of magnetic balls. Each worm moves back and forth on a stage by alternately side-winding and straightening out its body. In doing so, the worms tap and knock on the stage in various beats, which generates sounds. But there’s a logical explanation for the dynamic cycles—arrays of electromagnets installed beneath the stage. Thus, the worms change position in response to the electromagnetic field generated thereby.

In collaboration with Michinari Kono (JP)