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BASIS POINT

Basis Point is essentially about small movements influencing larger forms. Each sculpture is made using aluminum sheeting manipulated by a microcontroller and motor to create shiny loops of amoebic motion measuring up to twelve feet in height. While alternately mimicking the repetitive motion of machines or the billowing movement of a jellyfish, these sculptures display alternate possibilities of form in motion, gathering and reflecting light as they move.

The term "basis point" is defined in the Dictionary of Economic Terms as, “One one-hundredth of a percentage point…small movements in the interest rate which can equate to massive exchanges of currency.” This choice of title contains oblique allusions to the Occupy Movement and the global financial crisis, while the artwork offers a meditation on form, material, movement and the cyclical nature of change.

A collaboration with Patrick Paine. Video by Ben Stamper. Originally designed for the glass-walled art gallery at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus.

© Jason Krugman 2017