Browsing Category: kinetic sculpture

  • Chris Burden, Beam Drop Antwerp (2009)

    I once knew a live music review to open with the following line: “Blur used the minimum of props to the maximum of effect. Damon was lowered from the roof in a giant TV set.” The author, who was a colleague on the student newspaper I wrote for, accosted me in the bar and read …

    July 3, 2017
  • Interview: Liliane Lijn

    Liliane Lijn is such a hands-on artist that, within two minutes of arriving at her North London studio, my own pair were enlisted to help lift a Poem Machine from the floor onto a well-worn work surface. There was an issue with this kinetic, text-bearing sculpture. It creaked as it rotated, so Lijn and a …

    January 10, 2012
  • Ray Lee, Murmur (2010)

    First please allow this bold claim. The appeal of a model train set lies not in the sexual inadequacies of a certain type of man, but in the chance to see a world made of cycles. Watching Murmur by Ray Lee puts one in mind of these maligned toys. It has been installed in a …

    October 27, 2010
  • Preview: Andrew Stonyer – Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture

    Exhibition: Andrew Stonyer – Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture, Fermynwoods, Northamptonshire, until September 26 2010 It has been a few decades since music fans frequently used terms like “cosmic” and “far out”, but such language seems about right for a new work at Fermynwoods. Andrew Stonyer’s sculpture hangs between a small group of Elder trees and …

    April 8, 2010
  • Art must-sees of the month: April

    Painting merges with sculpture, sculpture merges with sound, and sound merges with light this month – in a UK-wide guide to the best of contemporary art written for Culture24. Brian Eno – 77 Million Paintings, Fabrica, Brighton Religion was never so chilled out. Brian Eno offers a slow-changing digital stained glass window and soporific ambient music …

    April 7, 2010
  • Preview: Laura Taylor – Speedboat Matchsticks

    Exhibition: Laura Taylor – Speedboat Matchsticks, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, March 27 – April 8 2010 In a gallery, it may be impossible for an object to become completely useless. Laura Taylor will strip away the functionality from her ready-made sculptures, only to find new purposes for each assemblage. Her raw materials are oddments of motorised …

    March 29, 2010
  • Stephen Cornford interview

    Published on Art & Music The dense reverb is always there. Artist Stephen Cornford has to speak up to be heard. In the room are eight customized turntables on plinths with speakers. None are switched on, but all are plugged in. And that is enough to make the air throb in Brighton’s tiny Permanent Gallery. …

    October 18, 2009
  • Stephen Cornford – Works for Turntable

    Published on Culture 24 Stephen Cornford – Works for Turntable, Permanent Gallery, Brighton, until September 20 2009 It seems unlikely the record players on display will ever make another sound. In place of one slip-mat, for example, is a stone wheel and a marble has been harnessed to the stylus. It is surely beyond repair, …

    September 4, 2009