Unstable Matter: A Giant Moving Surface Containing Thousands of Steel Ball Bearings

Table of steel ball bearings

Ball bearings on table

From Colossal: Art & Visual Ingenuity:

Unstable Matter is kinetic sculpture by Finnish artists Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen, a.k.a. Grönlund-Nisunen. The moving table contains thousands of small ball bearings that move and crash within the confines of a giant wobbly table, sort of a modern take on a rain stick. The table is part of several kinetic and magnetized works by the duo that were recently on view at Esther Schipper in Berlin.

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Animated GIF of ball bearings moving