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Tyler Adams

‘Sirens’, by Tyler Adams (2012)

Fischli & Weiss

Peter Fischli & David Weiss, ‘Son et lumiere (Le rayon vert)’ (1990)

Thanks, Diana!

Arthur Ganson


Arthur Ganson, ‘Machine with concrete’ (1992)

Each worm/worm gear pair reduces the speed of the motor by 1/50th. Since there are 12 pairs of gears, the final speed reduction is calculated by (1/50)12. The implications are quite large. With the motor turning around 200 revolutions per minute, it will take well over two trillion years before the final gear makes but one turn.

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