Measuring movement


steel, motor, tape measure

520 / 30 / 200 cm

Project description:

Almost everybody recognises the joy of playing with a tape measure. Discover what the flexible but sturdy material is capable of.

In ‘Measuring Movement’ I’ve made a machine who is capable of playing with the tape. Creating an image in which we can recognise our own behaviour. The contrast between the organised machinery and the random behaviour of the tape is fascinating. While watching, you will continually search for a rhythm, but it will never repeat itself.

By Bart Schalekamp