Foucault Pendulum

Foucault Pendulum, 2013, installation view, aluminium printing sheets, neon signs, cold cathode lights and custom made wooden furniture, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ

Foucault’s Pendulum installation was commissioned by Tauranga Art Gallery for Tauranga Arts Festival.

This site-specific, suspended installation made from aluminium combined with recycled neon lights is named after French physicist Leon Foucault who, in 1851, designed an experimental device to demonstrate the rotation of Earth.

The two suspended structures were made out of recycled, aluminium printing sheets that were used for 2007 reprint of famous novel by Umberto Eco titled Foucault Pendulum.

The installation resembled two rotating pendulums on one side and a semi-random combination of written texts on the the other.