Pins Erupting into Chaos

“Pin action”, a.k.a. “pins erupting into chaos”, is caused by elastic collisions. Once the bowling ball hits some pins, it sends those pins into more pins, those pins into more pins, and so on. But it doesn’t stop there! The pins also bounce off one another, sending them in every conceivable direction (sometimes right back the direction the ball came!) until they’ve all fallen down, disappeared, or run out of kinetic energy. Because of this kinetic insanity, strikes are almost as unique as snow flakes (but twice as pretty).

“Pins erupted into chaos” is a participatory performance created and performed by Isabelle Kirouac. It has been presented at the All Together Hawah Cabaret in Vancouver BC in 2009.