28.08.15 by Jeff

Kinetic Sculpture built from 14,000 Eyeglass Lenses

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sea/see/saw is a kinetic sculpture by Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett, constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses. The piece was installed on the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and designed to mimmick a shimmering surface. The lenses were all donated by Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) which helps visually impaired people around the world. These were lenses they were unable to recycle. To donate glasses in Canada, head over here.

Watch the video below.

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30.04.15 by Jeff

Beautiful Undulating Kinetic Sculptures by Artist Jennifer Townley

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There’s something really satisfying about watching these undulating kinetic sculptures by artist Jennifer Townley (maybe the music has something to do with it). I would love to experience standing in the middle of a giant version of one of these. Watch the videos below.

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09.04.15 by Jeff

“A Risky Jump” by Artist Scott Billings

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Love this piece by Vancouver-based artist Scott Billings, currently on show at WAAP. “A Risky Jump” is a kinetic sculpture that projects a video clip as it moves. This gave me so many ideas! Watch the video below!

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14.10.14 by Jeff

Norwegian Designers Mesmerizing Kinetic Installation for Lundin Norway

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“Breaking The Surface” is a collaboration between ctrl+N, Scandinavian Design Group, Kontur, Abida, and Intek for Lundin Norway. The installation is essentially a grid of plastic cyclinders that move up into the ceiling as people walk underneath it. The wave-like motions can be experienced from below, on the first floor, but also from above, on the second floor. Love to see this in person, watch the videos below.

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10.01.12 by Jeff

Theo Jansen

Animaris Gubernare by artist Theo Jansen

“Animaris Gubernare”, a beautiful self-propelled kinetic sculpture by artist Theo Jansen.

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20.06.11 by Jeff

Toothpick Sculpture

“Rolling through the Bay”, the world’s largest kinetic sculpture made entirely of toothpicks. It has taken Scott Weaver more than 35 years and 100,000 toothpicks to build it. Incredible!

Rolling through the Bay by largest kinetic sculpture made of toothpicks Scott Weaver

Watch the video below!

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