Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Magic Wave by Reuben Margolin is a kinetic installation emulating the characteristics of one of nature’s most recurring forms. The fluid motion of the work is deceptively simple as it takes a system of 3000 pulleys, 9 motors and 5 kilometers of steel cable to operate it.

This video is from the Wave’s debut at the Technorama - The Swiss Science Center in 2008

Here’s a daytime view of the piece minus fancy lighting and music.

Check out this interview with Margolin and learn about the mechanics of the Magic Wave.


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