- Mimosa leaves that opens up when it detects sunlight/heat/rain…
- light detector? (but not possible if he wants it to be mechanical)
- if the installation depends on heat, it could depend on contraction and expansion to move. (metal would be a good heat conductor)
- if the installation depends on rain, it could expand when it absorbs water (opens up) and contract when it eventually dries (closes). (but what kind of material?) https://www.comsol.com/blogs/hygroscopic-swelling-effect/
Other inspirations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srYK8pEYnMc Mimosa by Jason Bruges
- Wind Chimes (Sound – must be very subtle, not loud)
- Manpowered? When people walk by > weight pressure/interactivity > activates mechanisms > mallet hits metal > sounds
- Rainpowered? Rain pours > water collects > (1) water mill? > activates mechanisms > sound. (2) japanese bamboo fountain > too heavy > flips some mechs > hits and creates sounds
- Inspiration: Windchime bridge by Mark Nixon
- Pinwheel (no particular function)
- Makes use of temperature to turn the sculpture
- Matt black on one side > shiny on another > creates temperature difference > spin. Or just fan blades.
- Manpowered water feature? (not a developed idea..)
- Makes use of the water being wasted (water coolers or toilet sinks) to achieve an effect.
- The water is probably collected somewhere to gain enough momentum before giving life to a sculpture (like the japanese bamboo water feature? Since water is the source of life?) eck.. Im not so sure.. OTL
When it is moving it is smth > not moving it is another thing.
- Scintillating tornado…
- I mean holy this looks so cool!! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/557813103816755303/