‘contraption’ by fxsg (françois xavier saint georges)

created by canadian designer fxstg (françois xavier saint georges), ‘contraption’ is an autonomous painting machine, capable of creating a ‘never-ending line’ of paint. the low-tech device is composed of medical equipment like syringes and tubing, chinese brushes, and paper with an electric motor, that together continuously run a roll of paper along the wall, to be ‘painted’ upon by ink pumped into the set of brushes. random variations in the ink’s consistency and viscosity at a given moment produce different effects on the paper, and different colours can be fed into the unit or layered on top of previous ‘paintings’.

video of the machine in action

fxstg: contraption painting machine close view of a sample painting

fxstg: contraption painting machine the machine utilizes diverse chinese brushes