6 July 2009

The Idea of a Tree, 2008

Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler's machine makes lampshades and is powered by the sun. The thread is pulled through ink, glue, and wrapped round a mold. The sun's strength controls the speed of mold rotation. The thread varies in colour intensity, depending on how long it spent in the ink. At the end of a day, the lamp shade can be 'harvested' and the colour variation gives a graphic representation of the days weather.

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