Posts Tagged ‘mechanisms

16
Feb
11

Anne Lilly : Kinetic Sculptures

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“I have questions that do not occur in words: questions about space, about material moving in space, and about the intermingling of space and object. I feel that space disguises itself and its nature by its transparency. It is, strangely, this very transparency that makes space opaque to our awareness. This new work uses skinny lines moving in space. Emptying out the volume reduces the visual mass so that more of the space around the work gets implicated in what the work finally is. The space shares in creating, or manifesting, the function of the work itself. This emptying-out of the mass makes it possible to imbue space without occupying space.” A. Lilly

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“request for an oracle”
kinetic sculpture
2008

“conductor/composer”
kinetic sculpture
2009

“parietals”
kinetic sculpture
2005

“eighteen-eighteen”
kinetic sculpture
2010

“leda”
kinetic sculpture
2005

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Lilly crafts kinetic sculptures out of rods, T-bars, disks, arcs, and tripods. The motorized ones move automatically, but some require the viewer to set them spinning, and they spin so unexpectedly when you touch them it feels as if you’re making magic. That’s because Lilly builds many different movement mechanisms into each sculpture, and the movement of each element affects that of the next and the whole. The lines of each sculpture are crisp, the forms simple geometry, but the movement isn’t at all mechanical. Rather, it has the grace and unpredictability of a feather drifting in the wind. The sculptures and the photographs each stand on their own, but together they create an installation that first, with the photos, takes us out into a giant world of abstract metal, and then, with the sculpture, uses abstract metal to return us to ourselves. [Extract : The Boston Globe – Cate McQuaid, Galleries Column]

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Anne Lilly : Vimeo

Anne Lilly : Website

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11
Jul
10

Alberto Tadiello : Artist

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

PWS 1200 IPC KH3116
(2008)
Circular saws, cord, hooks, snaplinks, timer

PWS 1200 IPC KH3116
(2008)
Circular saws, cord, hooks, snaplinks, timer

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) : 2008

Alberto Tadiello’s works explore the possible forms of autonomous function associated with different objects and mechanisms as they undergo a parossistic conceptualization of their own functional logic. This logic is altered and tampered in order to start reflecting upon those deeper and psychological aspects which connect people to things and technologies. An EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) is a type of computer memory chip that can be erased and re-programmed variously, but for a limited amount of times. Following the form and function of the EPROM, Tadiello’s installation is based on a number of traditional music boxes directly fixed on the wall, activated by electric motors and each one connected to a transformer. Moved quickly by the mechanisms, the small cylinders reach a high-speed rotation, which they usually can’t stand up to, unavoidably wearing them out. As a result the fairy-like sound and the rhythm overturn and change into an unpleasant excess. Once the pawls wear out the noise slowly becomes less noticeable and even indistinguishable. The high-speed movement is associated with a sort of cathartic event, which relieves the music box interface from bearing nostalgic feelings. [Extract : T293 Gallery]

Pws 1200 IPC Kh3116 : 2008

The work of Alberto Tadiello challenges the boundaries between seemingly disconnected materials, disciplines, or phenomena by searching for their ‘hidden’ links. In many cases Tadiello’s works are ephemeral, occuring in latent states waiting to be activated or resting dormant.

In PWS 1200 IPC KH3116 (2008) two circular saws, whose model number gives the title to the piece, are fixed to a gallery wall. A cable is attached to the each of the wheels of the tools and connected to the opposite wall. When switched on, the spinning of the saws makes the cables oscillate frantically, rendering visible the energy spent on the operation. When “off” the hanging cables retain the inherent tension of a pause before the next commotion. [Extract : Gasworks Gallery]

Alberto Tadiello : More Works




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