Art Intallation at BM10: "Ein Hammer" by Jellyfish

Art Intallation at BM10: "Ein Hammer" by Jellyfish

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:51 pm

Oz knows his flame effects darn well as experienced in the Shiva Vista project. He says my idea is quite do-able. Professor Munz knows pneumatics like the back of his robot and he's excited to work with fire for the first time. The rest of the crew here at Jellyfish Labs appears to be resonating with some core excitement about the possibilities, so here goes...

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Underground, beneath a giant sledge hammer, tunnels, turbines and busy workers are visible through flat screens and infinity mirrors laid on the ground to suggest that the stalled power turbines that run the city need a "bump start".

Three regular-sized lightweight sledge hammers are the tools for interaction. When you slam one down, a deep, low sound shakes the ground, feet, ankles, etc. The more simultaneously the three hammers are slammed, the higher the flames go up the shank. A stall at the top of the trajectory like that of a metal weight makes the interface that much more reminiscent of the "High Striker" carnival attraction. If they get the flames all the way to the top, the hammer head spins with fire, unfolds, and reflects shafts of light downward like an infernal disco ball. Strength and accuracy matter not-- it's all in the timing.

We'll need good barkers with German accents to engage the crowd into joining them as they give the three hammer-shlammers the count "Eine... zwei... drei... jetzt!" I can see them dressed as Rotwang from the Metropolis film, crazed in igniting a mutual obsession to restore power to the city and resume the status quo.

Ein Hammer (German for "One Hammer"), is a tribute to workers as one-- that with all of our grand ideas, promises, or sales of derivatives, nothing happens unless workers work... together.

More details soon on the project website at www.MutantVehicle.com/Ein_Hammer.htm
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:25 pm

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:25 pm

Any chance Fluffer will be back for old times sake?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:48 pm

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Postby dragonfly Jafe » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:34 am

another sizzling idea from Jellyfish Labs....
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Postby AntiM » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:33 am

Don't let MyLarry near the hammers, he'll break the bump pads.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:06 am

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Sorry..... I had to do it before someone else did.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:37 am

I'm with ya

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:21 am

You will have to learn to decline adjectives. I think what you are looking for is "Eine Hammer." I could be wrong, it could be "Einer Hammer."
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:38 am

Thanks, my worker brothers and sisters, for your enthusiastic support.

Crypto: I'm open to coaching on the adjective-- can you please research it a bit on your end for us? Babelfish supports my translation but it's a damn computer.

The intent is for a Dada-esque statement like "A Chair" or "One Eggbeater". I've got plenty of Deutsch in my veins, and in a way, I like the idea of real Germans seeking me out to tell my I'm doing it "wrong". I'll have to prepare a special gift for them like we did with Zsu Zsu.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:45 am

will Rammstein and Wizo be playing near yer installation?
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Postby AntiM » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:05 am

I can ask Genius, I know he's studied German, and his sister lived there for a year. Heck, even MyLarry spoke Pennsylvania Dutch German with his grandma as a child.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:06 pm

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Postby littleflower » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:25 pm

i sent this question to a friend of mine who knows german very well and loves this sort of thing ... he says:

Ha! "Ein Hammer" is correct. It's "der Hammer," plural "die Haemmer" (i.e., with an Umlaut on the "a"). There is no such thing as "eine Hammer" or "einer Hammer."
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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:57 pm

I got yer "hammer" right here..........
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Postby littleflower » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:01 pm

this sounds like so much fun, mr. jellyfish ... !
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:00 am

littleflower wrote:i sent this question to a friend of mine who knows german very well and loves this sort of thing ... he says:

Ha! "Ein Hammer" is correct. It's "der Hammer," plural "die Haemmer" (i.e., with an Umlaut on the "a"). There is no such thing as "eine Hammer" or "einer Hammer."


Thanks, Little Flower, and to your German friend as well. Does this mean I could get away with using the umlaut for “Ein Hämmerâ€
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:19 am

I suppose that's better than putting one over the n in spinal.


I dunno, is it better than replacing one letter with another in an english word of 6 letters?
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Postby littleflower » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:02 am

i've always found the extra letter more confusing - and less aesthetic - than the umlaut ... but i don't know german, and wouldn't know how to say it anyhow (like probably most people out there!)

i'll ask him, though.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:30 am

Umlauts make the vowels rounded and forward. Except for the one over the a--that makes it more "e"ie.

I know, you need a demo. That probably on-line somewhere. Maybe I'll look when I get home.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:54 am

Jelly, how about having the volunteers all dress up like hitler ?
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:47 am

oneeyeddick wrote:Jelly, how about having the volunteers all dress up like hitler ?


Somebody tried that once. DPW snuck in with bulldozers and "relocated" them.
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:49 pm

One Eye makes a good point. We need a name for volunteers on Ein Hammer project. How about "The Nails"?
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Postby thisisthatwhichis » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:00 pm

I kinda like the idea of a few high ranking "officers", in old traditional German form.

But it's yours, and a great f*ing idea!!!



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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:26 pm

German. Ach! Prussian is the way to go for officers.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:33 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:will Rammstein and Wizo be playing near yer installation?


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Re: The Nails

Postby oscillator » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:38 pm

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:One Eye makes a good point. We need a name for volunteers on Ein Hammer project. How about "The Nails"?

Naw, I'd just call 'em the Honky Tonk Gods

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_of_ ... _Tonk_Gods

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That is is how Esteban Jordan got to be.

Elvis too...eventually.
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