Busyness 奔忙Kinetic Sound Sculpture201645cm(w) * 250cm(l)* 200cm(h)
Steel, iron, aluminum, custom mechanical parts, motors, linear slides, LED lights, Microcontroller, custom electronics, microcomputer, music composition, custom software, loudspeakers
“Busyness” offers a scenario of a self-playing see-saw and a trumpet recording, while constantly attempt to balance in an imbalanced system. The artist was inspired by a scenario of a taxi driver stopped-by to play his trumpet while others were busying to pick up passengers in the Bund, Shanghai.
“Busyness” is sculpturally and kinetically inspired by Hong Kong Central Ferry Pier and the nearby Ferries Wheel, where he exhibits this commission work. The kinetic intervention has composed a seesaw-like motion within the system. The machine makes itself busy by constantly attempting to balance and resulting inclination to another side. The random movement of the circular weight triggers the inclination, while the 4 side moving weights tries to perform various decisions to counter or assist the inclination. The inclination also changes the pitch of a trumpet recording in real time.
《奔忙》是一個自我平衡的搖搖板和一段特製的小號的錄音， 不斷嘗試找平衡 。 。藝術家的靈感來自他在上海外灘看見一個出租車司機，在等候客人時拿出小號吹奏。
《奔忙》的雕塑外觀靈感是來自香港中環渡輪碼頭及附近的摩天輪， 正正是作品的展出地 。 機器通過不斷地嘗試平衡，卻往往傾向於另一端而使自己變得忙碌。 中間的圓形重量隨機地轉動使機械不斷傾斜，而兩側的四件重物嘗試抵消或輔助傾斜。 而機械整體的傾斜度會實時影響小號錄音的音調。
- Trumpet Player: Keith Cheung
- ifva – The Hong Kong Arts Centre
- The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust