Today we were captivated by Arthur Ganson’s Kinetic Sculpture, which features mechanical art involving complex gears, apparatuses, and delicately shaped steel wire all working in tandem to accomplish a task. Some of these tasks are minor, such as the undulation of a bed of rice, and graze the very edge of steampunk, taking that design aesthetic and toning it down into something more muted. Some of these tasks look terribly complex and would fit easily within a steampunk universe, notably so with this chair that walks itself across a landscape.
These two machines only scratch the surface of the artist’s entire installation. You can see Ganson’s full range of videos and machines here.