︎︎︎ A Collaboration with Effy Fan

A Study of Entropy

Kinectic Sculpture, Sound installation

A Study of Entropy is a kinetic sculpture that gradually declines into disorder as people interact with it.

The piece consists of 1500 tiny mylar “needles” glued to 15 strings in perfect order. Yet as people pull the strings, rotate the strings, or simply walk by disturbing the air around it, the mylar needles start to dance. The more they dance, the less ordered they become — eventually falling into total randomness and chaos.

The work rests upon the law of entropy — disorders of an isolated system can never decrease over time.

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