The Drawing Machine by Eske Rex

Eske Rex - Ballpenjoint

The drawing machine is a mechanism created by Copenhagen-based designer and artist Eske Rex. The device is constructed of two interlinked pendulums that control a single ballpoint pen resting on the surface of an enormous canvas. The pendulums are set in motion by hand, and their movements are signified on the paper. The movements of the pendulums affect the entire room, and the experience engages the beholder’s body. While the rhythmic repetitions cause the beholder to pause, the drawing appears on the paper.


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