The Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, NY is home of a fancy, frilly, frivolous contraption that has attracted admirers since the mall opened its doors in 1986. Generations of families have grown up watching balls move through mazes of tunnels, striking bells and bouncing through barriers.
In this episode of Second Look, Christina Knott and Kelly Burdick talk about the history of this structure and of the artist, George Rhoads, whose work is still seen around the world.
Photo of Spectators view the kinetic Perpetuball Motion Machine No. 1, created by artist George Rhoads, at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown in 1991.