Emergence is the condition of an entity having properties its parts do not have, due to interactions among the parts. Nature often showcases this phenomenon. The complex interactions of a colony of ants or bees. The formation of waves, sanddunes and the beautiful structure of a snowflake. All examples of emergence in nature.
This installation showcases emergence in one of the most articial materials imaginable; glue. While working with a glue-gun I noticed a big difference in dripping paterns when leaving the gun iddle. Depanding on the quality of the gluegun a certain amount of dripping occurs. While normally an unwanted side-effect, within this installation it provides us with just one of the variables which constitute a specific dripping pattern.
Eight purposively low-quality glue-guns are mounted in a row of different heights. The lower quality of these glueguns ensures more leakage when iddle as well as a certain inconsistency in dripping paterns. Furthermore the different heights influence the width of the strings as well as the amount of mid-air solidification of the glue.
Since there are much more intricate variables in play, the paterns change everytime the installation is turned on. Some of the images below will show the versatility of these organic creations. But the true beauty of this installation lies within the repetive motion of the strings and drops. Slowly building eight different mini sculptures.