Come in closer ladies and gentlemen and please doff your hats for we give you our signature piece – The Pendulum Wave Machine. This mesmerising machine captivates all who watch it, with its magical, mechanical movements, hypnotically swinging back and forth, back and forth.
Twenty steel balls seem to float, like baubles of mercury, before being set in motion to become a harmonious wave of dreamy beauty as the silver spheres fall mysteriously into line, then dissolve into chaos. All who witness our creation cannot help but get hypnotised by its timeless snake-like charm and entrancing wonder!
The mechanical marvel is a fusion of science and art that delights audiences all day long, and has even more mystery when seen at night. You really have to see it to believe it, so here’s a video…
…this ‘timelapse’ video moves from day to night in a montage of 30 different performances at Secret Garden Party 2015, complete with live crowd reactions, and fireworks!
This Pendulum Wave Machine was built by us, from the ideas of genius scientist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). Originally commissioned by Enchanted Parks, Gateshead in December 2014, as The Supersonic, Space Bending Wave Machine.
To see more photos from some of our different performances, click here.
To read more about the science behind the beautiful waves, click here.