Kinetic Sculpture

I Wish I Had Thought Of This.

I really do wish I had thought of this. The video below is of some crazy fun art pieces by  Juan Fontative. The pieces are constructed from discarded clocks, and push bike parts. Highlighting humming birds in flight and butterflies.

Each piece is a  perpetually looping flip book with flying birds lifted from audubon guides and illustrations of butterflies found in various other sources. The works are part film, part sculpture, and part audio.  Every aspect of the flip books are assembled by hand by Fontative, from the watch sized gears, to the clips, bolts, wormwheels and sprockets

The works are mesmerizing, and hypnotic. Perfect viewing for an afternoon in the Spring.

The Creators Project – Anthony Howe.

A little less than a week ago, the Creators Project released a new video on kinetic sculpture Anthony Howe and his otherworldly art. His pieces are engineered, designed, refined, built and tweaked to create a hypnotic visual experience.

In the video below the Eastsound, WA-based painter and sculpture Howe walks through his creative process, from protoyping on the computer to finishing the sculpture by hand. The process is as fascinating as the finished pieces themselves.

Light and Motion. A Kinetic Mind.

Keeping with the summer theme and the build up to the Solstice on the 21st, here is a short film on the work of kinetic sculpture Anthony Howe by Elizabeth Rudge. Nice photography and editing make this short film. No narration or dialog is needed since the focus is on the work, and the intricate process of creating it.

A Kinetic Mind from Elizabeth Rudge on Vimeo.

21 Swings, an Art Installation.

This is public art worth talking about.

21 Swings is an art installation located in the high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles. It features 21 musical swings that interact with the movement created by the person swinging on it. Each swing in motion triggers different notes, and all the swings together compose a unique piece of music. Some sounds and notes only emerge though when participants cooperate and sychronize movements. The piece was created by Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat, with support from Quartier des spectacles de Montréal. I wish I had been in Montréal earlier this year to see and participate with 21 Swings.