Let the Tremendous Weight of Guilt be Lifted Off Your Shoulders (2008)

Let the Tremendous Weight of Guilt be Lifted Off Your Shoulders is a full-size, fully operational re-creation of the 1792 model guillotine. It is connected to a functional windmill mounted outside of the gallery where the guillotine is installed. The windmill’s power is transferred through the gallery window to the guillotine. A system of pulleys and gears continuously ratchets the blade into place, then drops it from an appropriate height.

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Let the Tremendous Weight of Guilt be Lifted Off Your Shoulders is a full-size, fully operational re-creation of the 1792 model guillotine. It is connected to a functional windmill mounted outside of the gallery where the guillotine is installed. The windmill’s power is transferred through the gallery window to the guillotine. A system of pulleys and gears continuously ratchets the blade into place, then drops it from an appropriate height.

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