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"Gloop Tower One" and "The Osmosis Machine" are one of many kinetic live evolving installations which uses time, gravity and a substance known as gloop.


The gloop itself is made from Sodium Tetra-borate which alters the polymers with a water based PVA. This creates a Non Newtonian putty substance which stretches and moves like liquid only in slow motion. It is not sticky or wet for the most part. It has a very low pleasant odour and is relatively non toxic.

The rainbow colours of gloop are placed in a revolving tube which then spreads the viscous material over a net which hooks the gloop making it fall randomly into thin veils of strings that snap, bounce or coil in the air before slowly sinking to the floor where an accumulation builds up that ebbs and flows slowly like molten lava.

The patterns and formations change due to the subtle differences in humidity and temperature and the movement of the mixture. The resulting work is something strangely organic yet artificial contextualised within the apparatus space.

Gloop Tower One was awarded the Visitors Choice at the Neo Art Prize in 2013 and has been awarded Arts Council funding in 2015 for the “Osmosis Machine Tour” and other science art projects around the UK. In 2017 Adrian became a member of the Kinetica Museum London.

Installations are available for hire and by commission.

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