Spin Factory


An interactive artwork in Project Space 2 at the Glasgow School of Art.

12 wooden spinning tops sit on 12 desks. When participants enter the room, they put on an apron and fill in a form with their name and the current time, which they put in the pocket of their apron. They then choose a desk and spin a spinning top for as long as they like. When they’re done, they fill in the form with the time they left, and leave the original form at the desk, taking a carbon copy with them. Participants earn 1/2sp (half a spinny) per minute spent spinning.