RISE|FALL & the animation machines

2013-2014

The 'Rise|Fall' machine was the last in as series of 6 experimental, hand built machines that attempted to create the illusion of animation through various processes.

Mk.1 Scrapped
-A far too ambitious motorised contraption

 

Mk.2 Full Circle
-A simple hand turned projection device using imagery from Etienne Jules Mary's 'Heron in Flight'

Mk.3 Icarus falls (i)
-A basic stroboscopic zoetrope capturing Icarus's fall

 

Mk.4 Here's to you Mr.Robinson

-Named after the remarkable William Heath Robinson- who designed and illustrated the most impractical machines.

Mk.5 Icarus falls (ii)

-Remodelling of Mk.i with sculpted figures and lightweight stand

Mk.6 Rise|Fall
-The final machine was a 2.5m high contraption compromising of two spinning parts. Small models of King Kong would climb from the base- while from the top the Icarus figures from Mk.5 fell.

 

The machine (and the shadows it produced) was built to highlight the struggle between dualities- whether physical and mental, emotional and intellectual, or logical and spiritual.

Mk.1
Mk.1
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Mk.2
Mk.2
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Mk.2 disc
Mk.2 disc
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Mk.2, lit
Mk.2, lit
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Mk.3
Mk.3
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Mk.3, dark
Mk.3, dark
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Mk.4 discs
Mk.4 discs
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Mk.4
Mk.4
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Mk.4, lit
Mk.4, lit
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Mk.5
Mk.5
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Mk.5, shadow
Mk.5, shadow
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Mk. 5, motion
Mk. 5, motion
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Mk.6, Rise|Fall
Mk.6, Rise|Fall
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Mk.6, blur
Mk.6, blur
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Mk.6, led
Mk.6, led
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Mk.6, Chain
Mk.6, Chain
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Mk.6, Kong close
Mk.6, Kong close
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Mk.6, Monkey shadows
Mk.6, Monkey shadows
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