DaVinci inspired Pendulum-Drawing-Machine


(Vimeo Direktspirograph)

Ich bin komplett fasziniert von Eske Rex’ „Drawing Machine“, zwei Pendel die einen Stift bewegen, der an zwei Stangen befestigt ist, die mit einem Scharnier beweglich gehalten werden. Klingt kompliziert, das Video zeigt aber, dass das ein supereinfacher Mechanismus ist.

Das Ergebnis erinnert mal an die Spirograph-Zeichnungen, mal an John Maedas (Ex-Direx vom MIT Media Lab, Wikipedia) programmierter Kunst und der ganze Mechanismus basiert noch dazu auf einer Maschine von DaVinci, das hier ist sowas wie analoge, generative Kunst… Mind –> Blown. Von Core77:

Drawingmachine is a construction involving two pendulums, each suspended from a tower construction and connected through “drawing arms” and moveable joints. A ballpoint pen resting on a drawing surface covered with paper is mounted at the point where the pendulums come together. The pendulums are set in motion by hand, and their movements are represented on the paper. The movements of the pendulums affect the entire room, and the experience engages the beholder’s body. While the rhythmic repetitions cause the beholder to pause, the drawing emerges on the paper.

While the cyclical drawing patterns recall a toy from the not-so-distant past, the raw pyramidal frame conjures Da Vinci, and rightfully so; according MINDCRAFT11, “Drawingmachine” and the Spirograph alike owe a debt to a 16th-century innovation:

The technique of using weights and pendulums was invented in the Renaissance and applied in the so-called Harmonograph.

“Drawingmachine” by Eske Rex at MINDCRAFT11