Fission 1978, 16´ x 8´ x 2´
Acrylic on canvas, vinyl, television, motorized Plexiglas®.

For the first time, Hardesty uses moving parts and sounds in his paneled coonstructions. In this case, the meticulously dotted purple circle turns slowly against a similarly dotted background, creating an occilating morié pattern that grows larger until it vanishes, then shrinks until it vanishes again. The TV tube, denuded of its cabinet, sputters and crackles.