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Liquefaction

With Liquefaction, guests control the vibration of a basin filled with small glass beads (blasting media), causing two “house” structures to sink into the media.

As the vibration speed is adjusted, the glass blasting media in the basin moves at different rates. Slower speeds create less movement, while higher speeds cause greater movement. By varying the speed, the visitor is able to create multiple scenarios of simulated liquefaction.

The “houses” are attached to tethers that the guest can move to change the location of the houses, and to lift the sunken houses out of the media.




Installed:
2010, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

Liquefaction
Liquefaction
Liquefaction
Liquefaction