The Marble Pump

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2020 Summer Program

Artist Naoki Harada designs brilliant Marble Pumps that teach that discipline of discovery.

Construct a Marble Pump (after Harada). Then build the simplest track to produce a continuous flow. Each day learn new tricks - switching tracks, jumping, bouncing, swirling. Invent your own tricks. On Friday, begin again to combine stunts to create a circuit that will be unlike anyone else’s, ever.

Close each day sharing your machine, your successes, your frustrations. Watching and being watched = learning.

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