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John Poché

RIBBON STACKS

Ribbon Stacks is a kinetic sculpture consisting of mirror polished stainless steel, aluminum,
stainless steel precision ball bearings, drive shafts and hardware, and carbon fiber/nylon
3d printed internal connectors secured by automotive industry adhesives.

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4‘990 CHF

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Description

In Five Ribbon Stacks the base is created from a solid block of aluminum that has been CNC machined on the inside to house a microcomputer, driver, and motor.   Software controls the motor which drives the stem and the lowest level rotating element of the Ribbon Stack.  Each rotating element spins freely without dependency on other elements but the position in space is dependent on the element below it. Randomness of position is then amplified up through five levels giving the sculpture countless possible orientations in space. It never looks the same.

The ribbons are made of mirror polished stainless steel. All other metal is polished aluminum.  The internal connectors in the moving elements are 3D printed from nylon/carbon fiber filament and secured using automotive industry adhesives. Bearings are ABEC rated and sourced from Japan.  The base has three screw-in rubber feet to allow precise balancing using the included digital balance meter.  It is powered by a 110/220 volt wall adapter.  

RIBBON STACKS

The Creator

JOHN POCHÉ

John Poché was born, raised and maintains his studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout his life he’s always made things – a serious Lego collection as a child; woodworking as a teen, making complex folded horn speaker cabinets to support his hobby playing electric bass; glassblowing in college; creating software that changed the arc of his adult career and how radio stations in the U.S. were and are still managed today.

For the last seven years he’s maintained a studio in New Orleans where both indoor and outdoor kinetic sculptures are created, using metal working techniques that are 100 years old all the way to the most modern technologies including sophisticated design software and 3D printing of exotic materials.  

“I’m always intrigued by trying to combine simplicity and elegance in shapes and surfaces with a complexity of movement. In all my pieces, but especially the Ribbon Stacks, I want to hide all the things that make it work, that hold it together and make it possible, and just show these beautiful reflective surfaces in a never repeating flow of movement. With most of my sculpture that complexity comes from having many elements where the position in space for one element is dependent on another moving piece.”

John Poché was born, raised and maintains his studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout his life he’s always made things – a serious Lego collection as a child; woodworking as a teen, making complex folded horn speaker cabinets to support his hobby playing electric bass; glassblowing in college; creating software that changed the arc of his adult career and how radio stations in the U.S. were and are still managed today.

For the last seven years he’s maintained a studio in New Orleans where both indoor and outdoor kinetic sculptures are created, using metal working techniques that are 100 years old all the way to the most modern technologies including sophisticated design software and 3D printing of exotic materials.  

“I’m always intrigued by trying to combine simplicity and elegance in shapes and surfaces with a complexity of movement. In all my pieces, but especially the Ribbon Stacks, I want to hide all the things that make it work, that hold it together and make it possible, and just show these beautiful reflective surfaces in a never repeating flow of movement. With most of my sculpture that complexity comes from having many elements where the position in space for one element is dependent on another moving piece.”

Specifications

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MOTOR

Ribbon Stacks is powered by a low-noise motor, which operates on a DC power supply. The kinetic behaviour is governed by a software with an interactive sensor. 

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WEIGHT

10Kg

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EDITIONS

LIMTED EDITION : 25 pieces, 3 artist proofs

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DIMENSIONS


Height: 56cm

Diameter: 60cm

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