The Apparatus
Project team: Sarvenaz Yassari, Zifeng Wei

The mechanical forces are introduced by electric motors. The turning belt generates static electricity through friction due to the triboelectric effect. The metallic units act as capacitors, storing the electrostatic forces abundant in our daily encounters. An invisible boundary is created between the apparatus and the ephemeral bubbles, their fragility renders any interaction destructive. A multitude of electrons working collectively results in the control of these fragile structures. The Apparatus is the physical manifestation of the interacting forces.

"The apparatus is always inscribed into a play of power, but it is also linked to certain limits of knowledge that arise from it and, to an equal degree, condition it." Faucault