Mill House Gravity – Kvernhustyngdekraft
drawing machines, landscape, light, sound, water, wind
Nordic Artists Centre Dalsåsen (NKD), Norway.
This site-responsive work was created in an old Mill House - Kvernhaus - on site at the Nordic Artists' Centre, Dalsåsen, Norway.
Drawing energy from the small waterfall - fossen- the work drove a set of organ pipes set in A? Major pitch, made from local Birch.
Harnessing the outside weather, a drawing device built up drawings over the days and nights. The water level in the stream was visualised inside through the use of floats and pulleys.
The installation still remains on site on the west coast of Norway.
With special assistance from Nordic Artists Centre Dalsåsen (NKD), Norway.
This old mill house at the Nordic Artists Centre attracted my attention for a site – based artwork. It was next to a small waterfall, and full of old mill – parts.
Kvern Hus, frozen, prior to the installation.
A balancing wind-rod was able to draw in the night, moved by the cold breezes
Kvernhustyngdekraft (interior). A set of three organ pipes, wind and snow/rain drawing, and water level gauge amongst the old mill parts.
A new water wheel constructed using Ause (ladels) for the Skovle, seen here frozen solid.
kvern hus fossen from Cameron Robbins on Vimeo.