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The etymology of democracy 
An artwork elaborated by seesaw, also known as a teeter-totter. This installation tilts up and down with the balance of weight of the participants according to their place on the platform. It is the classical physics law that an action at one point has an influence at another point. The turning effect of a force is called the moment of the force and is found by multiplying the force by its distance from the pivot. According to the number of the people and their locations, there will be various ways which the balance can shift with the physical sensation of the critical mass.




Designed / Created by

Eiji Sumi

Palodh Pitanpitayarat


Programmed by

Palodh Pitanpitayarat



4m x 4m x 3m

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