power of one #extrude uses a single laser projector and an apparatus composed of ten motors and individual strips of one-way mirrors. The ten motors are embedded in the apparatus, and thin one-way mirror strips are attached to the tip of each motor. Each of the strips has its own independent time axis, rotating at a different speed. The RPM (revolutions per minute) of each motor differs due to discrepancies in their internal structure. Instead of seeing that as a flaw to fix, Fujimoto chose to use those discrepancies as a variable incorporated into the work itself.
The abstract image emitted from the laser projector is thrown perpendicularly against the rotating mirrors by the two square mirrors, which are arranged parallel to one another. The image too has its own time axis, like a life form, and periodically changes in appearance. Through this construction the artwork creates a self-contained, endless space that showcases a complex network of relationships. Within that space, one can see the radiant laser lines, as well as fragments and reflections creating patterns and repetition.