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March 1, 2011 6:24 AM   Subscribe

The kinetic sculptures of Anne Lilly.
posted by le morte de bea arthur (11 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are really awesome. And I'm additionally glad that she's brave enough to let us see the thing, not just give tiny closeups scattered here and there.
posted by DU at 6:31 AM on March 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I expected something more like Brancusi but got much more actual movement, as opposed to simulated movement. Too bad that it would be harder to make something spiffy like this in a big outdoors installation, so kids could play around with it or something.
posted by curuinor at 6:40 AM on March 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Too bad that it would be harder to make something spiffy like this in a big outdoors installation

In her 'About' page it says 'Through competitive selection in 2005 she was awarded a public commission for a large scale sculpture on the Boston Harbor'. There's no information about whether said sculpture has been built or installed, and if so, whether it's still there.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 6:51 AM on March 1, 2011


I especially like the one with rotating, interlacing bars. Like hands joined in thought or the turnstile at the zoo.
posted by Wyatt at 8:07 AM on March 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


The motion is so soothing. I could watch these for days. The no-frills video gets out of the way and lets the sculpture be the focus. Lovely.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 8:43 AM on March 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Beautiful sculptures. The moving planes of circles, Conductor/Composer, is especially nice. Also this is the amazing rarity of an art site that isn't sunk by bizarro flash navigation. The simple, clean navigation nicely complements the clean lines of her sculpture.
posted by Babblesort at 10:28 AM on March 1, 2011


Robot porn?
posted by Fizz at 10:53 AM on March 1, 2011


Interesting how she thinks
posted by Cranberry at 11:40 AM on March 1, 2011


Mesmerizing. I want to loop those videos so I can just sit and watch and turn my brain off.
posted by arcticwoman at 11:45 AM on March 1, 2011


Oh, nice. Reminds me slightly of another wonderful kinetic sculptor who I posted about awhile back.
posted by bearwife at 1:38 PM on March 1, 2011


Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

As for that public commission: her résumé (on her about page) notes that it was awarded, but that the funding fell through. :(
posted by arm's-length at 12:50 AM on March 2, 2011


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