Tag Archives: Kinetic Sculptures

mechanical automata

Mechanics Alive! The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.Its a whole world of kinetic art; of Pinnochio’s coming to life. The referenced blog at the end of he article is a great source for this art form. They are mechanical sculptures called automata, … Continue reading

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In 1973, Rowland Emett( 1906-1990 ) created The Aqua Horological Tintinnabulator, more popularly known as the Victoria Centre clock, or the Emmet Clock.┬áThe unique water-powered structure is an icon of Nottingham and a popular meeting place for shoppers.Mr Emett also … Continue reading

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Art For the Doomsday Scenario

Kinetic art in the Dada tradition known as metamechanics or sculptured machines were a form symptomatic of the New Realist school of art and manifesto as signed by Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. Tinguely satirized the inherent nature of … Continue reading

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Leonardo on the Beach

Survival of the fittest. Darwin’s theories of the species and evolution applied to large scale reptilian like sculptures. Mechanical monoliths of the best and brightest. Theo Jansen’s ”Strandbeests” shamble along the coastline of Holland, powered by feeding on gusts of … Continue reading

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