Electronic Sculpture Archive
Bruce Cannon

This site is an archive of my older interactive,  electronic and computer-controlled sculpture.  You can always find out about my latest projects via my gateway, brucecannon.com.


Tentacle (1995); click for an enlargementTentacle (1995)

Diamond plate, computer, light sensor, motor;
36x25x5"; 35lbs.

Status: collection of Naiomi and Charles Kremer

This light-sensitive piece extends a 24" long flexible aluminum tentacle in the presence of light.  Viewers may cast a shadow upon the tentacle tip, causing it to retract, where it remains for a few minutes and then cautiously extends again.  The piece is retracted and dormant during periods of darkness.

Tentacle detail; click for an enlargementTentacle is wall mounted and weighs 30 lbs.  It has two keyholes on the back, 16" apart, for screw or hook hanging.  It requires a minimum of ten feet of open space in front, and three feet on either side.  It requires a 120v wall outlet at the floor within ten feet of the piece.   The current drain is negligible.



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