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Beauty - 1992

Materials: plastic figures, motors, sensors/tiimers in stainless steel, wire, misc electronics

Dimensions (h x w x d): figure 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches

Electronics design: Duane Mulder

Figurines with motors are evenly spaced around the room. Motion sensors are located to cover the entire space. Each sensor unit activates ten motors. The wiring for the motors and sensors adhere to the architecture of the room - all wiring following the line of the ceiling. As the range of the sensors is approximately 50', depending on where the viewer is located in the space, sets of ten figures will spin at what could appear to be at random depending on the number of sensor fields that are broken. Unless the viewer continually trips the sensors, the figures will spin for approximately 12-15 seconds, an average time to walk through the gallery.

Exhibition History:
1994 The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto, Canada); 1993 Museum London (Canada); 1993 Galerie Christiane Chassay (Montreal, Canada); 1992 Koffler Art Gallery (Toronto, Canada)