Sustainable Cinema No. 5: Dual Windmill

Scott Hessels 2011
Source: Scott Hessels 2011

Scott Hessels

Sustainable Cinema No. 5: Dual Windmill , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
Additional Mechanical Engineering: Muhammad Subhan Bin Muhammad Moizuddin

Additional Engineering: Bok Chian Check

Project Manager: Martin Siaw
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The Dual is an optical illusion in which two disks rotate in opposite directions; the front disk is black with slits that act as a shutter, the rear disk contains the animation frames. When the disks spin, the animation is visible. In this artwork, one windmill fan is black, the other contains 15 frames of animation. As the wind spins, the film is visible in the intersection of the two fans.

Sustainable Cinema is a series of kinetic public sculptures that merge natural power sources with early optical illusions to create a moving image. Nature is the power and the director of cinematography in each of the sculptures, which are designed to start a conversation about environmentally responsible media and a search for more sustainable solutions to power our emerging technologies.
  • aesthetics
    • animated
    • illusionary
    • installation-based
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    • installations
    • robotic art
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    • Art and Science
      • dynamical systems
      • machines
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • art history
      • film (discipline)
      • visual culture
    • Media and Communication
      • media archaeology
    • Nature and Environment
      • environment
      • Nature
      • weather
    • Society and Culture
      • public spaces
    • Technology and Innovation
      • cybernetics
      • history of technology
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
        • robotic
      • non-electronic displays
        • sculptures
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