Deconstructing The Cube
(A kinetic public art installation)
Deconstructing the Cube is a kinetic public art installation proposal. It consist of a large stainless steel cube supported off of the ground by a concrete column, which is mounted onto the center of a square concrete base. Each of the eight corners of the original cube have been detached and connected to electric motors. Each of these motors are manipulated by an electronic control panel that randomly rotates each of the corners very slowly, about one revolution per hour. The continually rotating corners eventually align themselves back to the original cube shape several times each day. In-between the alignment, the random continual rotation of the corners form an ever changing variety of shapes.
DeconstructingThe Cube conceptually explores the idea of how a known object like a cube, can be continually transformed into an unexpected fragmented version of itself, and then return to it’s original form over and over again through many different transformative patterns. The project plays with our perception of the solidity of certain objects that when observer on a micro level, are seen not to be solid at all, but constantly moving and changing form.