When in England to visit my sister, I loved stopping by the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, which was located in Covent Garden (and may still be - I'm not clear on this) . At this point they stage exhibitions in various locations around the world, there are several in the U.S. now. Their web site has some videos of Paul Spooner's work.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Athur Ganson is the artist in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has made machines with no purpose other than to be beautiful and to show us the grace of motion. The first one, the artichoke leaf, reminds me of a Brecht play, and also of a very small figure in a vertical Chinese landscape.