Week 11: Kinetic Sculpture

 

Overview

“I had the happy idea to fasten a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool and watch it turn.” – Marcel Duchamp

 

First we’ll show off our robots and put them through their paces in the Robo-Arena.  Then we’ll discuss ideas for final projects.  And lastly we’ll discuss kinetic sculpture.

 

Finals

Your final project will be due in 3 weeks.  As long as it is related to something we have covered this semester, go for it.  We will discuss your initial ideas and and potential roadblocks.

 

Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic art is a term that today most often refers to three-dimensional sculptures and figures that move naturally or are machine operated. The moving parts are generally powered by wind, a motor, or the observer. – via

We will be discussing kinetic sculptures that are on wheels, spin, revolve, or have a wheeled mechanism.

 

Flux – A physical kinetic sculpture, that plays with our perception of reality

The inside of Flux

 

Twin Rail Mobius Pendant

 

Study in Bird Motion

 

Walk Your Shoes

 

Tidal

 

Thumbs-Up Thumbs-Down

Double Dwell Reciprocating

 

Cuckoo

 

Wie lang ist eine Minute? – Quadrature

 

Drawing Machines

 

Ferris Wheel – Out-Eiffel Eiffel

 

Ball/Marbel Machines

 

Machine with Wishbone – Arthur Ganson

 

Machine with Artichoke Petal #1 – Arthur Ganson

 

Shyu Ruey-Shiann

8 Drunken Imortals

 

Octo

 

Bob Potts

 

Kinetic Art Compilation

 


 

Related Reading/Viewing

 

Denha Marble Machines

Watch the Drunken Movement of This Mechanized Artwork

Weave Mirror

Twisted Strips

Peg Mirror