Christian Gonzenbach


Momentum, 2011

Wood, carpet, rails HO, trains, billiard balls

1600 x 900 x 60 cm

Momentum, also known as the movement of particles, is represented in this configuration made up of a dozen circuits of electric trains. With an assortment of colors and each locomotive pushing a billiard ball, the system of movement resembles a game of pool. The result yields a hypnotic effect akin to a car chase – in this case between a train and a ball. The kinetic experiment is also a playful example of illustrating the movement of atoms and how they interfere with each other in interlacing orbitals.