Fall Machine

Rubén Ramos Balsa

Until 23 May 2011

Autonomous mechanical multiplier. Variable dimensions

A new discovery is an episode, an incident that arises– not abruptly – like an unexpected, welcome piece of news. At the same time, it is the result of a research process that has been carried out over a period of time and aims to confirm a carefully defined hypothesis, in the face of a mass of expert viewers who are sceptical about the possibility of proving this new thing.

The engineer Oumar Haidara Fall and the artist Rubén Ramos Balsa (Santiago de Compostela, 1978), began working together when they met in 2006. Alberto Valverde is the third key piece in this research project that defies the established laws of gravity and tests the possibility of increasing mass in the same trajectory, among some of the simplest and most practical applications that we could mention. An unprecedented and previously unconceived mechanical novelty, given that we still accept the calculations worked out by Newton and subsequently consolidated by science. But this new theory encompasses studies from many other fields that deal with space, time, measurements, the way they are represented, and other ramifications that do not only concern science, but also philosophy and the arts.

The first stage of this research was presented in Galicia in 2007. This exhibition presents its most advanced stage of exploration in the form of a new mock-up and a film explaining the theory of Oumar Haidara Fall, whose work shows the mechanical disruption of symmetry.

The work carried out jointly by the engineer and the artist explores and tests the validity of the Autonomous Mechanical Multiplier as a principle that can prove the theory of the evolutionary conservation of the unity of multiple dimensions. This theory has been formulated by Oumar Haidara Fall, with whom Rubén Ramos Balsa is working closely on the representation of this project.