Pen­du­lum swing at­tempt part of event

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Swing­ing pen­du­lums will use grav­ity and luck to light up an in­ner-city night fes­ti­val.

Reza Fuard is work­ing with Craig Neilson and univer­sity physics stu­dents on a glow­ing pen­du­lum art in­stal­la­tion for the Art in the Dark fes­ti­val.

They will at­tempt to recre­ate the pen­du­lum wave ef­fect us­ing 20 glow­ing 1.5 litre cylin­ders.

The 32-year-old says no-one has recre­ated the pen­du­lum wave on such a large scale while deal­ing with po­ten­tial wind, rain and peo­ple. The wave is when a row of swing­ing pen­du­lums all weigh­ing the same cre­ate a wav­ing pat­tern while mov­ing.

Mr Fuard says the art in­stal­la­tion rep­re­sents how, on a deeper level, ev­ery­thing in life is a mov­ing wave.

Each pen­du­lum has 2.5kg of weight in­side, us­ing diver’s weights and black sand. The plas­tic cylin­ders have eco-bulbs in­side them.

Ev­ery per­son who looks at the pen­du­lum wave will see it dif­fer­ently, he says, cre­at­ing a unique view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mr Fuard, who works for re­cy­cled sta­tionery group Lovenotes, says he is ‘‘ecofriendly’’ and pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment is one mes­sage he hopes to get across through his art. More than 40 works, by artists such as Flox, will light up the park.

Art in the Dark is on from 8pm to mid­night at West­ern Park, Pon­sonby, and fin­ishes on

Satur­day night. En­try is free.

Pen­sive: Birken­head’s Reza Fuard.


Mes­meris­ing: Reza Fuard will at­tempt to recre­ate the pen­du­lum wave ef­fect, pic­tured, us­ing glow­ing cylin­ders.

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour news. and click Lat­est Edi­tion to view the Pen­du­lum Wave Ef­fect.

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