Wind Pump


About this work: On a walk in Pevensey, near the castle, we came across this metal wind pump. It pumps water up from the ground for animal feed and to keep the water levels in the farmers fields at a level. It's made out of simple materials like angle iron. I got completely fascinated by not just it's mechanics but by the noise it made. So, I ended up making it bit by bit, every nut and bolt on a computer using a 3D modelling package.

Country: United_kingdom

Nov 11, 2020

Posted by Ray Burnside

After 30 years of working as an actor musician I fell into video making and photography.

7 thought on “Wind Pump”
  1. Totally agree with Clive.
    Using the sound of the mechanism as an audio track adds to the hypnotic feel. Very atmospheric piece.

    1. I was intending to use a recording of the audio but the cars on the nearby main road always overwhelmed it, even at 5:30 in the morning! So, this sound track is entirely fictitious. Made up of various unrelated sounds.

  2. Absolutely extraordinary, Ray – a real labour of love and art. Having walked over there, you’ve not only captured the wind pump itself but also the beautiful bleakness and isolation of the landscape. The man who harnessed the wind machine!

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