As the world turns
Foucault pendulum, handwoven woven rug, meditation cushions and audio
In February 1851 in the Paris Panthéon, Foucault revealed his pendulum experiment, later named ‘Foucault’s Pendulum’, to experimentally confirm the rotation of the earth. This simple experiment, now replicated within science museums and institutions across the globe, shows that a large swinging pendulum will slowly change its direction of swing due to the rotation of the earth beneath. To measure the tuning of the earth Focault installed a octagonal dial directly beneath his pendulum which aligned precisely with the structure a Mandala pattern cut into the church’s stone floor below.
‘As the world turns’ combines planetary motion and physiological experience through the installation of a Foucault pendulum above a large handwoven woven rug, meditation cushions and a looped audio of you-tube pendulum relaxation sessions.
Foucault pendulum technical design and production by Freddie Hong