04.11.15 by Staff

Powerful Kinetic Installation Uses Thousands of Falling Bullet Casings to Commemorate WWII

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“Miara Pokoju” or “Quantum of Peace” is a kinetic installation by new media design group, panGenerator. On display at Poland’s Warsaw Rising Museum, the visually striking “infosculpture” uses thousands of bullet shells, pneumatic actuators, neodimium magnets, and industrial-grade transmission belts. The falling bullet casings form sets of numbers that relate to actual statistics from the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, an event which marked the city’s revolt against Nazis occupation and subsequent invasion by the Soviets. Watch the installation in action in the short video below!

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10.09.15 by Staff

Trippy Kinetic Wooden Sculptures by David C. Roy


Amazing wooden machines produce trippy patterns and operate solely from a mechanized spring that’s simply hand-cranked and released. More images and demonstration videos below!

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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


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


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


“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

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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!

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Watch the video below!

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