Falmouth Art Gallery opened the first of their series of Darwin related exhibitions, ‘Voyages of Discovery’ on 14th February. The exhibition includes several pieces of automata, including this piece ‘Who’s Who on the Tree of Life’ by Paul Spooner. Paul says ‘after a lot of messing about, I went with this thing that shows firstly […]
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre have republished their catalogue. There are 64 pages, with colour photographs throughout of the fantastic work of Eduard Berdsudsky. It includes an introduction by actor, Simon Callow, and text on The Art of Eduard Berdsudsky by Julian Spalding. The latest exhibition ‘Gothic Kinetic’ is also featured, as well as history on Sharmanka’s […]
The naughty corner. Click image to enlarge
Cut out your own middleman. Click image to enlarge.
Following the success of Sharmanka’s new Gothic Circus exhibition at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, and more recently as part of MimeFest in London, the pieces move to the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. SHARMANKA (Russian for hurdy-gurdy) was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) in 1989. Audiences in many […]
Valentine’s day brings a new Paul Spooner edition of 13 hearts titled “Be Still My Blinking Heart”. Turn the handle and the heart blinks in anticipation. Paul remarks: ‘It is an opportunity to donate an organ to a loved one. The blink mechanism is a spin-off development of owl technology and to get the oak […]
Puzzles for Pussies. Click image to enlarge.
Much of what you say is wise, little brother, but there is a great deal of undigested garbage mixed in with it. Click image to enlarge.
Scenes from a faith school: Solid geometry. Click image to enlarge.
Operators gagged so they don’t swear when something doesn’t work. Click image to enlarge.