comissioned for 2nd edition
of Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Advantage describes a scenario when humanity is left alone dependant on
their own resourcefulness in order to survive. By using simple devices,
products scavenged from the consumer age, combined with mechanical
techniques Mechanical Advantage addresses a simple Off the
Grid solution to
electrical production. A mechanical device comprised of a wheel and a
small generator is attached to a wall, weights are attached to the
wheel. When the door to the room is opened the weights are raised. As
the door closes the weights fall the wheel turns and power is generated
and used to produce light and sound in morse code . . . - - - . .
. the distress signal S O S. No electronics are used, a mechnical
switch creates the precise ON OFF rhythm needed for the morse code. The
switch is triggered by an arrangement of plastic ribs on the wheel rim.
The confines of the small room where the only illumination is the flashing light combined with, as the door closes, the diminishing ambient light leaves the user alone in a dark room with the echoes of light and sound.
- Mechanical Advantage - 2013
- site specific - LED - Piezo Buzzer - Mechanics