Levitating Beam at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Osman lose faith beam magnet

Hovering Beam occasionally crashes down !

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HUGE MAGNETS ! DC pulse through copper wire defeats magnetic suspension

 

 There are Times I Lose Faith (Levitating Beam):                            a collaboration with Osman Khan

I designed the  magnetic system to levitate the huge metal beam which hovers without consuming electricity. A brief pulse from an opposing electromagnet makes the beam come crashing down when triggered. The dangerously-strong 15cm diameter x 15cm thick neodymium magnets hidden inside the beam and pyramid are the biggest I’ve ever worked with!