Author: Peter Bosch Simone Simons
The Krachtgever (Invigorator) consists of twenty computer-eight bwooden boxes. The boxes are joined together with metal springs, both horizontally and vertically. A computercontrols seven oscillating motors, which are attached to the boxes. Driven and natural frequencies of this spring-based construction are so attuned to each other that movements and sounds created by the installation can change almost imperceptibily from order into chaos and vice versa. The role of the computer is paradoxical: it can be foresee only partly the physical outcome of its decisions. This work was created with the support of Fonds voor Beeldende kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (Amsterdam) and the University of Twente (Enschede); it is presented with the support of the Gaudeamus Foundation, the Mondriaan Foundation (Amsterdam) and ARTEC - Nagoya (Japan).