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|Special Effect Table for Svein Flygari Johanson.||October 2011|
Svein Flygari Johansen|
Am I making up what really happened? 12 November 2011 – 12 February 2012
Beaconsfields Gallery, Lambeth, London.
The Arch space for the Gallery is in a railway arch under the main railway line to Waterloo and the Arch exhibits inspired by the Film 'Stalker' included the Milk-Table.
However things were not quite straightforward!
The electrical noise from the trains above affected all the sensitive sensing electronics.
Then the chipboard table top started to warp with the damp.
I managed to make the table work for the opening but by the fourth day the top had warped by 3/8" [10mm] and the damp seriously reduced the effectiveness of the sensors. The warp meant the glass didn't slide properly and sensing was not going to be reliable for the show.
A new table top was made from exterior grade plywood and I modified the controller to accept commands, to tilt, from image recognition software, written by Jonny Bradley, detecting the glass position by an overhead camera.