AutoGene (2005)

physical animation Umbrellas, Steel, Industrial Computer, Compressed Air Components 4.5m x 4.5m x 0.8m

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Giving a first impression of a simple commodity sculpture, “AutoGene” lures the viewer into a false sense of security, which is then, at the flick of a switch, rapidly dispelled. The seemingly mundane umbrellas are transformed into magical, animated objects. The circular arrangement combined with the striking contrast produced as the umbrellas expand and contract engender the formation of abstract ephemeral patterns, which are seemingly governed by the accompanying music. The viewer is obliged to re-evaluate the sculpture, inviting comparisons with dance and animation as the mechanical pixels complete their choreographed movement through time and space.

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Artist Statement

Within movement lies beauty but that very movement begets destruction.

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