Björn Schülke, "Aerosolar #2," 2010

Björn Schülke
"Aerosolar #2," 2010
Solar cells, silicon pump, motor, wood, circuits, stainless steel, paint
19.5 x 14 x 10 in / 49.5 x 36 x 25.5 cm
Edition of 3

"Aerosolar #2" is a solar-powered sonic sculpture that fuses a whistle with a pair of bellows. As the sculpture's energy stores are filled by natural light in the environment, the silicon pump slowly 'inhales', step by step. After the bellows fill, a minimal whistle tone is emitted - only to cycle again in silence. Frequency of the motorized movement simply depends on the brightness level of the room.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

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