THIS IS(NT) ART
The Nutcrusher is a parody of the traditional nutcracker. In the 21st century one would imagine that an update for such an old-albeit effective-technology would exist. This kinetic sculpture sought to do just that. Using pneumatic clasps to hold a nut in place a skewer pushes through the bottom of the nut to crack it open. The piece was featured as an installation in the 2004 CSUCI Art Show for several months.
I want to take a moment and apologize for the nonsensical nature of this movie. It is by far the least thought out movie I’ve ever put together. But that’s okay, because my personal excitement at having just finished this fantastic machine that has the ability to destroy things comes through quite well. I can’t even articulate a coherent sentence in this movie. With that said, don’t judge, and when the movie says “end” keep watching because the good part is coming. In fact– fast forward to the end, because then it actually starts to make sense. I’m done rambling. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.
“Bubbles” was displayed in a beautiful un-renovated ballet room on the CSUCI campus. The hollow cylinders are inflated by a small blower fan. The cylinders were designed to allow patrons to traverse through them allowing a unique and almost surreal perspective as the plastic acts as a Gaussian filter—filtering the natural light in a completely unique way. Unfortunately for our big plans of a monumental bubble city we were “escorted” out of the building before someone got hurt…