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March 1, 2009 4:07 PM   Subscribe

I'll tell you one thing: if I was in London, I'd mosey on over to the Kinetica Art Fair. It looks like fun.
posted by flapjax at midnite (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Its revival was heralded in 2000 by the Hayward Gallery in London in a largely retrospective exhibition, Force Fields, which demonstrated that kinetic art was "not just silly robotics"

What's wrong with silly robotics?
posted by The Devil Tesla at 4:19 PM on March 1, 2009


If I were in London, I'd mosey on over to a dictionary and look up "counterfactual conditional".

Looks awesome, though. I'm all about the kinetic art.
posted by DU at 4:27 PM on March 1, 2009


Some people wanna fill the world with silly robotics
And what's wrong with that?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 4:31 PM on March 1, 2009


I'd mosey on over to a dictionary and look up "counterfactual conditional".

If the river was whiskey
and I was* a duck
I'd dive to the bottom
and never come up

*suck it, grammar nazis.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:48 PM on March 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


If I were a carpenter,
And you were a silly robot
Would you marry me anyway...
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 5:10 PM on March 1, 2009


When all you've got is a silly screwdriver, the whole world is made of silly robots.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:14 PM on March 1, 2009


Robots were silly, until that day.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:34 PM on March 1, 2009


If I was in London,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum
If I were a silly robot
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:53 PM on March 1, 2009


Silly Robot
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:59 PM on March 1, 2009


I really wanted to go tomorrow, but I just can't afford the time. My girlfriend's going, and will be sure to tease me with tales of creepy robotic hands galore.
posted by Magnakai at 6:40 PM on March 1, 2009


Neat. The guy they interviewed in the "look" link seems like a genuinely nice person -- at least none of the outward pretension you'd expect from esoteric artists:

"This make people smile. You know, it's really accessible. Kids like it, everyone likes it"
posted by spiderskull at 7:44 PM on March 1, 2009


Whoops, make that the "Kinetica" link.
posted by spiderskull at 7:45 PM on March 1, 2009


nothing more frustrating than still photos of moving sculpture. I will look anyway and imagine them moving around. Maybe I'll throw in some sound effects while I'm at it.
posted by orme at 4:40 AM on March 2, 2009


Maybe I'll throw in some sound effects while I'm at it.

Good idea! Try this one.

I know what you mean, though. I really wish there was more video of these things in action.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:10 AM on March 2, 2009


Looks like a fantastic outing for kids. Especially if you've been looking for a graceful way to bring up the topic of pole dancing.
posted by jfrancis at 8:47 AM on March 2, 2009


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