Still, Unstill


Michael Rodemer. 1999 – ongoing.
Mixed media, voice coil motor, PIC microcontroller.

The unseen internal energy of all matter, immanent also in common objects, is the concern of these pieces. Subtly, almost imperceptibly, the rocks, leaves, plates, and glasses in this series of works vibrate gently, nonetheless exaggerating thousandsfold the relentless movement of their electrons and their hurtling trajectory through space as the objects ride the spinning Earth.

Different settings are being tried out, along with differing movement parameters. One attractive option would be to make a small room-sized installation in which all the objects are vibrating.

Experimentation with ways of inducing vibratory motion continues.