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Machines that Almost Fall Over (2008) - Michael Kontopoulos

By Ceci Moss


A system of sculptures that is constantly on the brink of collapse. My intention was to capture and sustain the exact moment of impending catastrophe and endlessly repeat it.

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sterling crispin 5 years, 4 months agoReply

people like to throw the term "hack" or "hacking" around pretty loosely but I'd just like to mention that hooking a motor up to a hammer has jack shit to do with hacking

Matt Kowal 5 years, 4 months agoReply

A singular collapse can be terrifying. An individual can relate it and has fears of it. How would we view a network of machines in which one collapse has the potential to bring down the entire group?
This reminds me of the Steven Wright quote, "You know how it feels when you're leaning back on a chair, and you lean too far back, and you almost fall over backwards, but then you catch yourself at the last second? I feel like that all the time…"