Saturday, January 17, 2009

Kinetic Art

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This piece of kinetic art is "Self Organizing Still Life, Terra Incognita" by David Friedis. It was exhibited at the Atlanta Botanical Garden during their "Sculpture in Motion, Art Choreographed by Nature" exhibit in 2008. This piece uses sound to make the colored balls move.

When we were there, we were able to get the balls to move a bit by clapping. Evidently, the louder the noise the more movement you get.

3 comments:

Clueless in boston January 17, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

That's a very clever idea combining sound, movement, and spheres. I love the colors and overall tonality of this picture. How large are these balls, I can't get any sense of scale in the picture?

The base they are sitting on looks like my granite kitchen table top.

K January 17, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

The installation itself was pretty large. I actually don't think I snapped any photos of the whole thing! The largest ball was a bit bigger than a basketball, and then they tapered down in size from there. The smallest was about the size of a boccie ball.

Ackworth born January 17, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

Ah - I have SOME idea of how big a basketball is but LITTLE idea how small a boccie ball is.

Sound making movement of course goes back to Joshua and Jerico