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06. 28. 2006

Art of the machine

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Artist Arthus Ganson, whose talent outstrips his fame, creates sculptures with material from the previous century but still quite relevant for this one. The self described "mechanical artist and choreographer" masterfully combines found objects with custom-made mechanical systems to invoke both the organic and the machine. On one level, the sculptures (such as Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper, which recreates flying birds) are plainly wonderful to watch as they operate. On another level, Ganson's work comments upon our relationships with machines. For example, Machines with Wishbone asks who is doing the leading, us or our machines.

A 5 minute clip for his DVD can be seen on the PBS show NOVA's website. His work can be seen in an ongoing exhibition at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA.

Posted by Ray    Category: design
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