Gasp! Big, beautiful, etherial orbs drawn with colored ballpoint pen… by a machine. A really, really amazing machine! I could try to explain the inner-workings of this crazy drawing machine, created by Copenhagen based artist Eske Rex, or I could just let you read this:
Drawing Machine is a construction involving two pendulums, each suspended from a tower construction and connected through “drawing arms” and moveable joints. A ballpoint pen resting on a drawing surface covered with paper is mounted at the point where the pendulums come together. The pendulums are set in motion by hand, and their movements are represented on the paper. The Drawing Machine serves two purposes: On exhibitions where the movements of the pendulums affect the entire room, and the experience engages the beholder’s body. While the rhythmic repetitions cause the beholder to pause, the drawing emerges on the paper. And as a tool where investigations on the relation between time and movement.