Kinetica Museum, London
I was so excited to see the opening of Kinetica, the UK’s first Museum dedicated to time based art such as kinetic, interactive and robotic art, that I rushed down yesterday to get a look at the inaugural exhibition called ‘Lifeforms’. The selection of work looks at the extension of the human into the mechanical and the mechanical into the human by confirming the fallacy that humans are, or ever were, entirely divorced from our technological environment. If the intellectual content of the work doesn’t interest you, you’ll since find great enjoyment in looking with awe at the delicate, intricate mechanics, and beautiful materiality of the work. The first year of events will examine the pioneering forunners and historical origins of kinetic and electronic art alongside new work.
Artist in the show include Chico MacMurtie, Daniel Chadwick, Elias Crespin, Future Sound of London, Hans Hotter, Dante Leonelli, Chris Levine, Tim Lewis, Michael McKinnon, Richard Brown and Max Streicher. I got to catch a glimpse of the Amorphic Robot Works by Chico MacMurtie but the work itself only comes alive once a day so check the website for details if your going to visit. I’m going back to Kinetica on tuesday 10th October for his talk and to see his current robotic performance called ‘The Ancestral Path.’ I can’t wait!
More on the exhibition and future events coming soon.