A spatial kinetic installation staging a collision of object in time and space
Spectators perceive the acceleration of two objects that are anticipated to crash in a constantly shifting and recurring cycle. Two counter-rotating arms on a large tripod achieve the illusion of collision. The light and sound emitted from the ends of each rotating arm emphasise the movement, speed and attraction of the climactic process. 
The constant revolution of the two individual arms creates a phase-shifting impression, and its fast movement naturally modulates the sound that is emitted by the arms: Loudness changes, phase shifts and Doppler effects occur.
Credits:
Commissioned by the Barbican Art Gallery
Creative & Art Direction by FELD
Hardware design & Production management by Karsten Schuhl
Sounddesign by Ben Lukas Boysen
Images by Klaus Frahm
Made as a part of FELD
A "Thank you" to Nils Frahm and Felix Grimm, Sebastian Singwald, Matthias H. Franz Hahn, Marvin Frank, Chris Sharp and the whole barbican team especially Tim Bifield, Pheona Kidd, Sidd Khajuria and Matt Fidler.
The installation was shown at the public foyer of the Barbican Centre in London from July 1st until September 1st 2016.
How Possibly Colliding was made:
Extensive prototyping and testing of propulsion
Fine-tuning the building blocks of the installation
Setup period at the main foyer of the Barbican center
A specifically made LED module with separately controlled side and frontal lighting
The two custom two-stage gearboxes propelling the arms
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