The G String

The G String is a giant art toy that looks like a 30’ long animated 3 dimensional Sprirograph drawing. The experience is that of approaching a rainbow caught in a tornado that can be heard howling from 100′ away as the woven string slices through air at 200 mph. The 900 RPM string whisks the air creating an energetic breeze on still nights. The sound is intimidating, yet the string is harmless. Pre-programmed light sequences create a wide variety of effects. A lone strobing light makes the moving apparatus and single strand of spinning string appear to be frozen in time, while all other senses contradict its static appearance. The scene transforms into a magical display as more lights illuminate, gradually revealing seemingly hundreds of color changing strands that form a beautiful fishnet vortex before finally becoming a translucent tube of rainbow colors. When the lights strobe, an elegant and organic fractal matrix is revealed that looks like the slowly turning mechanical workings of a wormhole.

When supervised, the elevated G String is lowered down to ground level. Once the rules are explained and consent is granted, The G String becomes an interactive experiential art installation. The lowered end of The G String can safely be tugged thereby altering the number and length of the waves and their place in space. Various filaments are passed out to participants. The filaments are tied to The G String in many ways, each has an impact on the overall display. These filaments can be relocated or otherwise manipulated by participants throughout the night, every quick interaction creates a new experience. Lighting is the key to the visual effects. Participants pan through lighting effects that alter color, intensity and speed of the art.

Project lead: Chris Callor aka Precious

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