Radu Apetroaia

“I am exploring relative rotational motions and the behavior of computer controlled mechanical structures as they can be coherently mathematically embedded. And precisely the mathematical language I find to be the primary tool that can subsequently evolve, through the choreography of mechanical structures, in aesthetical meaning governed by gestalt laws in human perception. Engineering comes along as both challenge and fascination. Geometric principles in kinematics, precision required in controlling kinetic phenomena as well as technology itself, do become the fine constituents of a new visual expression.

The machine presented here exhibits the composition of six rotational motions having the same origin for their axes. Each rotation is individually controlled by means of motors, gearing and computer software.

I have initiated the development of a graphic interface for the software so the public may interact with the machine by changing the parameters of the motions. Another research theme that I want to further explore is sound harmonics decomposition algorithm (the Fourier series) and then transferred to the machine motion composition. And possibilities go on…"

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