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 […]
You can now order your ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities DVD’ at the online shop. They will be dispatched in early November. (Sold out!) The Cabinet of Curiosities is a virtual exhibition and will include new work and curiosities from Paul Spooner, The Fourteen Balls Toy Co, Will Jackson, Arthur Ganson, Rodney Peppe, Robert Race, Melanie […]
Tim Hunkin revealed the latest machine for his Under the Pier Show in Southwold, Suffolk, earlier this week. As Hunkin says, “The problem with ordinary seaside telescopes is that they are monotonous. The Quantum Tunnelling Telescope solves this problem by concentrating on interesting events over the horizon, under the waves and into the future”.
Featured in the current (July/August 2006) edition of ‘Modern Painters’ magazine, novelist Geoff Nicholson catches up with Paul Spooner and finds him creating blasphemous automata and throwing his mistakes into a woodburning stove. It follows on nicely from Nicholson’s catalogue introduction to Paul’s exhibition ‘A Day at the Butchers’ (2004). Note: If you manage to […]