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.
Matt Smith has produced a brilliant series of automata exhibits for the newly opened Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. The pieces are part of the new ‘Life and Times‘ gallery and depict many of the past occupations in the local area. This is the clogger (a latter day shoemaker). Matt’s long awaited new Fourteen Balls […]
The wonderful first edition of ‘The Matchstick Nibbler’ from the Fourteen Balls Toy Company are now finished. This is a favourite piece from our collection made by Paul Spooner piece in 1982. It’s full title is ‘How to Make a Model Goat from Odds and Ends No: 15’ – Nibbling Matchsticks to produce curved horns. […]
‘Life Forms’, the launch show at Kinetica will open on 6th October. Chico MacMurtrie’s Amorphic Robot Works (pictured) are part of this exciting inaugural exhibition. Make sure you check the programme of performances so that you can see them in action. Artist Richard Brown’s talk ‘The art of creating illusions of virtual life’ this Friday […]
Arthur Ganson’s new exhibition, ‘Machines and Mechanisms’ can be seen at the McColl Center for the Arts in North Carolina until November 4th 2006.
One of the highlights of our summer here in London was the visit by the magical French street theatre company Royal De Luxe and their street spectacle The Sultan’s Elephant. It was an extraordinary experience and just looking at the images again still sends shivers down my spine. The enormous mechanical elephant walked through the […]