James Clar | Turbulence (2012)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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9m diameter installation
Industrial fan, Lightbulb, Wire, Microcontroller


“Turbulence” uses a single lightbulb that hangs down from the ceiling with an industrial fan connected in the middle. It pushes, pulls and swings the lightbulb in a chaotic, random pattern. The lightbulb builds up momentum, flairs up, and the fan turns Off and the lightbulb settles down. After it settles to a stop the fan starts up again, causing the lightbulb build up momentum again.


The installation is a reflection of a world in flux and a life in constant transition.
“Broadcast001”, Satellite, Dubai 2011
Aurora Arts Festival, Dallas 2013