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Disco at Technorama

4ft x 10ft. x 10ft.

An automobile transmission boted to the turntable causes the turtable to rotate backwords as you wall forwards.

"Disco is an interactive piece whose mechanics will probably baffle many viewers, as they did me...Somehow, when you stand on the disc, push forward against the roughly waist-high bamboo pole and walk forward, the disc spins in the opposite direction so that you end up making no forward progress, regardless of how fast you walk." Tom Patterson, The Winston-Salem Journal.

Disco at the Exploratorium

"With Norman Tuck's sculpture Disco, children can see what it's like to walk forward and move backward simultaneously. (It doesn't feel like dancing.)" Delcie Leimbach, The New York Times.

"The result is almost instant confusion and, occasionally, a slight case of motion sickness." Pat Craig, The Contra Costa Times.

Disco has been exhibited at:

  1999 Art Machines, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul.
  1998 Art Machines, The Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise, ID.
  1996 Art Machines, Inventure Place, Akron, OH.
  1994 Art Machines, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
 1994 Art Machines, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, N.J.
  1993 Art Machines, Technorama Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland
  1993 Experimenta '93, Villa Gualino, Turin, Italy
  1991 Mindless Mechanisms, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  1982 Fashion Moda, Bronx, N.Y.
  1981 The Coney Island Show, TheConey Island Amusement Park, Brooklyn, NY.

A version of Disco is in the permanent collection of phaeno, Wolfsburg, Germany.
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