If you are coming to London for the CMT exhibition at Kinetica, make sure to visit the Museum of Croydon to see Eduard Bersudsy’s fantastic travelling circus. Beautiful while still, once an hour this magical menagerie of recycled metal will spring to life to perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, weaving […]
Tim Hunkin’s talk ‘Popular Art’ (11th April 6pm) will be the first in a series of talks at Kinetica to coincide with the CMT retrospective and Ride of Life exhibition which starts on Friday 6th April. Tim’s Chiropodist (1986), originally made for CMT in Covent Garden, will be treating visitors’ feet throughout the exhibition, which […]
We are thrilled to offer this new piece from Japanese automata maker, Kazu Harada, just in time for Valentines. After studying Art History at university, Kazu worked mainly as a computer operator. He started making automata as a hobby in 2002 and came to England last September, as he says, ‘to meet great automata makers […]
April 6th to May 5th 2007 – Kinetica, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AA. This fascinating new exhibition will trace the story of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre from its birth in 1979 as ‘Cabaret’ – a crafts shop in Falmouth, Cornwall. Featuring over 80 pieces of automata from the past 28 years, as well as some […]
Come along and join us for some automata making workshops at Kinetica this weekend. To book a place visit the Kinetica website. We will be joined by Keith Good, author of Amazing Machines, and he will guide you through making your own automata from scrap materials to take home.
CMT’s Touring Exhibition ‘Mechanics Alive!!’ opens today at the Singapore Science Centre. The exhibition is part of iFutures a celebration of new technologies in Singapore. CMT’s automata are used to introduce a pre-digital and artistic element to the exhibition. The official opening by the President of Singapore took place last night amid remote controlled kites, […]
Tomorrow is the big launch of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Make sure to be at your computer at 4 pm GMT (that’s 8 a.m in Los Angeles, 10 a.m. in Texas, and 9 a.m. in New York, and 8pm in Singapore…)
To Kinetica last night for the launch of their exhibition, Magnetic Visions. It was a delight to meet Bruce Shapiro whose latest work, part of the Sisyphus (IV) series, was the centre of attention. These pieces are mesmerising to watch. A magnet traces complex, computer controlled paths beneath, while above, a steel ball in a […]
Paul Spooner has just finished a great new piece called ‘The Life of Marat’, in which we find Marat sitting in his bath (fashioned from a piece of lead donated by a neighbour), turning the pages of ‘The People’s Friend’ – the cover of which has a rather gruesome picture of Charlotte Corday. On careful […]
Avid automata collector and author of ‘Stormbreaker’, Anthony Horowitz is the delighted owner of Matt Smith’s 2004 piece, The Price of Chickens.