Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 2021
Push/Pull consists twenty-five self-made electromagnets in a swarm of playful interaction. Their steel pins oscillate and attraction between components occurs as a circuit/Arduino switches electromagnets on/off.
The piece presents energy in a raw form, whilst simultaneously arranging the elements in an organismic structure. Kind is drawn to electricity and magnetism, as forces with mysterious qualities that evoke a sense of ’life' to the objects they act upon and travel within.
Steel Rivets machined by Tom Kind
Photo and video: Tom Kind
Circuit designed by Tony Wheeler
Machined steel rivet, hand wound copper coil, epoxy, aluminium sheet, steel wire, steel washer, copper cable, electronics circuit + arduino, 12V power supply, 5 V power supply
Push/Pull was supported by Inner West Council and Australia Council for the Arts.