Jonathan Borofsky

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Molecule Man, 30 feet, styrofoam, aluminum, electric motors, air compressor, digital control system
Temporary installation, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, 1984

A digital control system (shown here mounted on the wall between the legs of the sculpture) raised and lowered the individual parts of the figure using a series of cables strung from the ceiling.

Written on the wall above the control system:
"Sub atomic particles combine to form atoms. Atoms combine to form molecules. A molecule is 99.9% space. The other .1% is the atoms themselves."