Folks enjoying Zhang Zhaohui’s interactive public art installation ‘You & Me’ set up in the famous 798 Art District in Beijing China. The body shaped metal frames are adult sized with small rocks sitting at the bases to allow for easy access into the cutouts.
I’m not even going to attempt to gif this. Watch it. Now. 15 pendulums, not interacting with one another, each with a slightly different time for a full swing.
Results in gorgeousness.
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Is it weird that that made me tear up a bit? Gorgeous.
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Have you ever been in a traffic jam with a load of cars indicating, and every so often they all sync up and flash at the same type. It’s like that. But on steroids.
The first pendulum does it’s thing. The middle pendulum will swing once for every 5 swings of the little one, the next one for every 7 swings and so on. Add to that how complex shit can get with 15 variables and you get all these crazy ass patterns. It’s awesome.
This is one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever watched.