The Kinetica Art Fair hosts the work of artists and designers who are inspired by the latest technologies.
Arts Thread were welcomed by an orchestra of whirrs, clunks and bangs as we entered the Kinetica Artfair in the Ambika P3 Gallery, London. The five-day event brings together an incredible mixture of artists and designers who experiment with kinetic, electronic, sound, light and time-based media to create wonderful works of art. The packed-out venue was full of young and old alike, all eager to interact and examine the works on display.
We were a little intimidated by Studio Roosegaarde‘s Liquid Space installation as it began closing in on us. The giant machine can detect approaching visitors and rotate in their direction. If a person stands beneath it, the machine begins to lower whilst emitting colourful lights and sounds. While the lights and sounds were beautiful, we were a little scared that it was going to squash us!
Tim Lewis’ work was also a little creepy. The nightmarish animatronics which occupied his space at the exhibition were like something out of a horror movie!
Using simple forms, Ivan Black created a complex kinetic structure called 3 Cubes. By spinning the structure manually, the viewer will see the cubes begin to change shape.
Multi-media artist Sophie Cullinan exhibited her interactive piece Worn. Constructed from discarded garments, Cullinan created a life-size woman who, with the help of viewer interaction, can become inflated and stand up.
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[Written by Calum Ross. Originally published on the Arts Thread blog. Republished with kind permission.]