Air Fountain | Copernicus Science Center
This Air Fountain is on permanent display at Coperncus Science Center in Warsaw, where the public is invited to stand on the base and dance with fabrics as they fly. In addition to fabrics, there are numerous materials that can fly in the air within this set up, including mylar confetti, paper,balloons, flower petals, bird feathers or styrofoam peanuts.
Air Fountain Prototype for Museu do Amanhã
This three and half meter diameter Air Fountain prototype was shot in the studio. The finished version with a black mirror top is on permanent display at the Museu do Amanhã, Rio de Janeiro.
Air Fountain and Dancer | Bordeaux Opera House
This five meter diameter Air Fountain in performance at the Bordeaux Opera House with the dancer Ozgecan Tapa.
Pas de Deux | Tate Modern Turbine Hall
Pas de Deux plays at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall for a special event.
Cirque du Soleil | Amaluna
Magic Carpet appears in Amaluna, the Cirque du Soleil big-top touring show as the first image of the opening scene, and again in a different incarnation, as the final, closing image of the show.
In Magic Carpet, a large sheet of shimmery red fabric flies un-tethered in the center of a room, twisting and turning, rising and falling, coiling and unfurling, as it gracefully moves in and out of the vortex at the center of the air system.
Two Baloons One Fan
In Two Balloons One Fan, two balloons are suspended and trapped in a vortex of air generated by a single fan pointed straight upward. A dance of sorts, or contest between them is created as they continually vie for the most stable position in this vertical air column. As an example of Bernoulli's Principle of fluid dynamics in action, because the air in the center of the column is moving faster than the air toward the outside, it has lower pressure. Just as an airplane wing is sucked up into the sky because the air moves faster over the top surface, the balloons are perpetually sucked back into the middle of the air stream as they simultaneously try to escape.
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