Rake: Movement Study, 2018.

Raw Cotton, Acrylic, Arduino, Metal Gear Servos

This kinetic sculpture is the culmination of my learning in intro to physical computing. Originally conceived as a robotic arm and then changed into a more straightforward and deconstructed machine, the sculpture was made in an attempt to study movement with servo motors while considering specific choreography involved accumulation in terms of labor. The movements are choreographed seconds apart, made to look quirky, uncoordinated and in isolation. Much like a person learning to walk or write code. This sculpture was choreographed in C++ and the form was laser-cut from vectors made in Illustrator. It was featured at the 2018 ITP/IMA Winter Show.

vector files and source code can be found here.