fizzPOP took part in a two-week residency at The Lombard Method, exploring some key questions:
- What would happen if fizzPOP ran from day to day and there was space to work on larger projects that could be left in situ overnight?
- What would happen if people were regularly in the same physical space, allowing for conversations to take place and for ideas to bubble up and be acted upon straight away?
Nikki Pugh led one of the projects to come out of this residency called the Improbable Machine. Using materials donated by the public and participants, a machine, reminiscent of those by Rube Goldberg, was created:
Using the structure of the building as support, I experimented with using found materials to make a harmonograph
A harmonograph is a mechanical apparatus that employs pendulums to create a geometric image. The drawings created typically are Lissajous curves, or related drawings of greater complexity.