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Hammerwerk

"I was fascinated by a package sorting system, which used compressed air powered swivel arms to sort the packages. Clattering and hissing sorting arms unceasingly shoved packages on the conveyor belts in many directions. A peculiar percussion concert filled the hall."


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Year: 2014

Hammerwerk consists of four air drums woth eight pneumatically powered hammers for which the stretched membranes of kevlar -a synthetic fiber of high tensile strength- over a circular mounting with an internal diameter of 1.50 meters. Attached to each drum are sixteen hammers each of which are fitted with a pneumatically operated rotational joint the heads of which covered with various materials, strike the membrane. The flaming orange color of the membranes with their small insectile hammer arms gives Hammerwork, especially when in movement, the appearance of a delicate, organic being.

Material:
steel sheets, pneumatic swivel drives, valve islands, control

Weight:
55 kg

Dimensions:
height 220cm [=7.2 feet] x width 150cm [=4.9 feet]

Download:
Hammerwerk (PDF-german)


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