Hiroki Kaimoto (JP), Junichi Yamaoka (JP), Satoshi Nakamaru (JP), Yoshihiro Kawahara (JP), Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)
ExpandFab is a fabrication method of creating objects that expand and become massive when heated. This process causes the object to wiggle dynamically. The balance between the designed shape and the environmental conditions produces unique motions and appearances. In this work, we created figures of creatures, characters, and so on focusing on this deformation process, and attempted to extract narratives from the materials.
Takafumi Morita (JP), Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)
See-saw is a kinetic installation moving according to a liquid flow. By adjusting the position of the center of gravity of the liquid filled inside, the inclination of each see-saw keeps changing dynamically. The silent movement of the liquid is realized by the Electro-hydrodynamics phenomenon. This installation visualizes invisible driving forces through liquid defying gravity.
Harpreet Sareen (US/IN/JP), Yibo Fu (CN/US), Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)
Ephemera is an installation composed of glass vessels that are hydrophobically treated for controlled micro/nano structures on surfaces. On pouring a carbonated liquid, bubble generation is activated, with bubbles of carbon dioxide of various sizes sticking at defined points on the surface. These bubble images and patterns are stable for one day before they start to gradually shrink and disappear.