A new work by the Colombian automata maker Carlos Zapata is currently being exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London. In the piece a man protecting a small child is being beaten by soldiers. Carlos has always been concerned about the ill treatment of innocent people, and the fact that very often nothing […]
This Saturday, 19th May, sees the opening of our USA touring exhibit at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, Kansas. A great place for a day out this summer, this fascinating place also has a collection of Animatronics and robotic humans including a Hindu snake charmer. The CMT exhibition closes 22nd August.
Listen to this morning’s Woman’s Hour broadcast again. Three generations of women were interviewed – Sue Jackson, myself and my daughter Max. Also there is a great video of the opening event at Kinetica, which really captures the spirit of the exhibition (which has now been extended by popular demand to 7th May). See ya […]
Paul Spooner’s latest piece, ‘I Remember Gundestrup’ is currently on show at our exhibition at Kinetica. The two figures slowly move around in the vessel of blood-red Janus heads. For those who can’t visit, the caption reads: ‘This is not as bad as it looks: customs change in Denmark as they do all over most […]
Our latest show at Kinetica is no. 1 choice in TimeOut’s Around Town this week. If you’re in London, the local news slot on the BBC should have coverage today (Sunday) at 7:35pm. We were also on BBC Radio London’s Breakfast Show yesterday – you can ‘listen again’ (until Sun 15th April).
There was a fantastic opening party for the CMT and Ride of Life Exhibition at Kinetica last night. Guests were enthralled by the range of automata old and new, it was a great launch for the show. Guest Chris O’Shea took some great pictures and as he says: “I can safely say that this one […]
Our travelling exhibition, Mechanics Alive!! will open at the Seongnam Arts Center in Seongnam near Seoul, South Korea on April 12th. 757 Yatap-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do. It can be seen here until 19th May 2007. The exhibition will then move to Chungmu Art Hall 131,Heungin-Dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 100-880 (23rd May until 30th June 2007). […]
Here is something else to see on your upcoming visit to London. Danish artist Jeppe Hein has created a site-specific installation for The Curve at The Barbican. The piece is called ‘Distance’ and you can see it working here. Visitors trigger the rolling balls by entering the space, so the experience varies depending on how […]
Ron Fuller is currently restoring the Adam and Eve pubic bar, the only remaining complete scene from the Ride of Life. The bar will be operational at our exhibition at Kinetica from 6th April to 5th May. To give you a flavour of the completed scene, here are some of Ron’s words from 1989: Welcome […]
On a visit to Southwold Pier last month with Tim Hunkin and his wife Meg (pictured) I was very privileged to pay an English Guinea (or £1.10) and get my own honour from Tim’s new machine ‘Decoration Direct’. I also had a very satisfying £1 worth of fun with Tim’s Art Apocalypse – smashing the […]