Steel frame , plexiglass various materials, motor, lights
Twelve volt circuits, map, lens system. 185x250x185 cm, Bench 99.5x99x59 cm


The Loom Drum depicts the 5,500 earthquakes measuring 4.0 or more on the Richter scale, which were recorded in North America from January 1960 to January 1989. The time scale is contracted so that one day lasts only one-twelfth of a second, and the thirty-year span is condensed to a fifteen-minute cycle. Flashing lights, each representing one earthquake, appear on the blank surface of a concave, circular screen. Viewed from this side, the lights form an abstract, rhythmic pattern in space and time. On the other side of the screen, however, the same light flashes are superimposed on a map of North America; her, the light flashes (earthquakes) are referenced to their precise location in space and time.

Jean-Francois Renaud. Catalogue, p. 73 ~ Juan Geuer: Investigating Chaos ~ The Ottawa Art Gallery

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