Stainless steel, silicone, water, pulleys, fasteners, stainless steel wire rope, santoprene hose, nylon hose, motors
VESSEL takes a leap from its predecessor, WEB. In WEB, the control system relies on electronic components; VESSEL's system, on the other hand, is entirely mechanical. VESSEL comprises nine pairs of silicone vessels. Water pumps from one vessel in a pair to the other, and as the equilibrium shifts, the vessels pull a lever across with them. Contained within this lever is a component which changes the direction of the water pumping into the subsequent pair. This process of cause and effect continues indefinitely, creating an ongoing, autopoietic loop.
Images by the artist and Jem Selig Freeman.