Frayed Continuum

Frayed Continuum is a kinetic sculpture made of fragments of architectural ornaments that contain carved filigrees of a similar aesthetic and embody a dense history of the city's past. Created in Chicago early this year, this work entices conversations about commerce, exchange, time, displacement, and through its movement provides a meditation on location and experience. The mechanism rotates clockwise and anticlockwise at varying speeds, while the ornaments move additionally on their own axis, on a coded dance that creates caresses, soft collisions and occasional disruptions. Over time, the ornaments begin to alter one another, accumulating an amalgamated debris on the floor of the piece.

View other iterations in this series: Frayed Continuum, Pendulum (2019)

Frayed Continuum201812 x 4 x 4 feetSteel, wood, DC motor, ArduinoArchitectural ornamentation purchased in New DelhiArchitectural ornamentation purchased in ChicagoBoth circa 90 years oldExhibition History:- April to May 2018, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, USA