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Giant sculpture expands and contracts like the oceans

Here’s another one of Korean artist U-Ram Choe’s incredible mechanical sculptures that we’ve covered on Make in the past. This particular piece is called “Opertus Lunula Umbra” (Hidden Shadow of Moon) and was shown as part of the 2008 Liverpool Biennial. The animatronic sculpture is made from oars, rudders, and ship motors and is controlled by custom software through a 12-channel DMX in order for the 2-ton device to expand and contract like “tidal forces”. Pretty amazing construction indeed and the video of it in action is even more impressive.

U-Ram Choe via Neatorama