“Cyma” (from Greek: κῦμα, meaning “wave”) is a real time data driven kinetic sculpture highly inspired by natural repeatability and wave movement. An array of wood planks, connected only with a nylon thread passed from the center, is hanged from the ceiling and reaches the floor. The bottom plank is rotating periodically and sets the whole sculpture in motion. The motion of the bottom plank is creating a wave that physically spreads from one wood to the other. The whole sculpture is waving without any mechanical force (except from the bottom plank), in the natural fundamental frequency and in higher modes called harmonics. This harmonic motion of the sculpture creates a hypnotic and meditational visual space for the visitors. The sculpture’s structure and movements resembles a DNA molecule.
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