This 8000 piece sculpture is installed in a public space at the University of Southampton (bldg 46). It is interactive, and invites the viewer to explore the compelling aesthetics of waves. It also suggests the unifying human instinct and curiosity for experiment. Video
The design is aimed for longetivity and transparent operation. Each bearing supports two disc magnets in a quadrupolar configuration. Electronic control variably spins several discs. Designed by J J Baumberg, Fabricators: M Bampton, G Taylor.
Other Kinetic Sculpture:
Clocks: Openwork mechanical clocks have also a kinetic aesthetic that I am exploring
Stone: kinetic stone balance sculptures