Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The other show I saw in Baltimore which left a strong impression was a series of handmade mechanical toys by the brilliant British kinetic sculptor Paul Spooner. For a limited time, you can witness a wide sampling of Spooner's automata genius as a Virtual Exhibit at the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre website.

The videos are clever, but can't do justice to the feeling of turning the cranks of these marvelous machines by hand. I saw his work at the American Visionary Art Museum. The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry also has a real life exhibition through March 2.


Andrew Kim said...

I love this guy's work. I made a giant puppet earlier this year inspired by his "How to Swim" see it here: http://www.vimeo.com/1161255

Anonymous said...

that was thoroughly entertaining