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Experimental Workshop at Reykjavík Art Museum

Associate professor of physics Ari Ólafsson will host a family workshop focusing on optics and pendulum in connection with the exhibition “Blik” at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir tomorrow at 2 pm.

“Rolo Pendula.” In this artwork a swing has registered its pattern of movement on paper.

The museum will also invite visitors to participate in a guided tour around the exhibition, suitable for the entire family, a press release states.

At the workshop experiments will be made with regular tape and an unusual drawing swing. Everything centers on a pendulum and light.

A swing is in fact a two-tone pendulum (hung in two places), which has an interesting pattern of movement. If a pen is attached to the swing, the swing draws the movement.

Tape might not sound exciting but when light is made to shine through it with certain sieves and many layers of tape are put on top of each other a surprising effect appears.

The “Blik” exhibition features work by well-known Icelandic artists who use optical illusions in their work.

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