Balance comes from within. It’s a delicate act, and sometimes we fall down. A 170 year old sofa balances precariously on one leg, continuously teetering, responding internally to external forces.
- Art form: 3-D
- Depth: 6 feet
- Medium: Kinetic / Robotic Sculpture
- Width: 8 feet
- Year created: 2012
- Height: 7 feet
Venue & Connection Information
The sofa balances via an internal mechanism which makes an oscillating but quiet moaning-like noise. It is well below the volume of normal speech.
It requires a 110v power outlet within extension cord distance to recharge batteries at night, and will run for 8+ hours during the day.
The piece balances continuously on a single point, and can be knocked over by a careless or mischievous passerby. It is built to minimize damage in the event of a fall: multiple pieces of the sofa are assembled with magnets, which pop apart on impact and are easily reassembled after. None the less, ample floor space around the piece is a requirement, and nothing else fragile should be placed too nearby. A footprint of at least 10 feet by 10 feet (minimum) is needed.
The piece must be stood up and set down at the beginning and end of each day, and a person with reasonable coordination and strength can learn to do this easily, though a team of two is preferable.
- Special Lighting needed: Yes
- Internet needed: No
- Indoor Space needed: Yes
- Outdoor Space needed: No
- Audio/Video needed: No
- Electrical needed: Yes