It’s all about movement. Kinetic pieces of art come to live by generating fascination through their moving parts. This motion can be provided in many ways: by gravity, wind or water power, using clockwork mechanisms, electric engines, solar energy, magnetism, and so on…
|03:00||Welcome at Mark's studio in Amsterdam-Oost|
|03:15||Demonstration of kinetic installations|
|04:30||Discussion about the role of kinetic work in a digital age|
|05:30||End of tour|
Description of tour: Gravity, random and rolling balls in kinetic art
Visit to his Studio • 3:00 – 5:30 pm • Group size (2-15) • €62.86 pp
Mark welcomes you to his studio in Amsterdam-Oost. During the first 1.5 hour he will demonstrate his kinetic installations including Markrokosmos, a complex kinetic glass marble machine measuring 300x300x250cm. A simplified replica of this piece can be seen in the Hollywood movie Fracture (2007), as symbolic hobby object of Anthony Hopkins. During the second part of the tour Mark will talk about ‘The role of kinetic work in a digital age’. He will also introduce you to the work of some estimated contemporary kinetic artists. This talk will be accompanied by film material and whilst enjoying some typical Dutch ‘snacks’. Mark invites you to take part in the discussion about rolling ball sculptures. Curious? Take a look at this interview with Mark.
What Do You Get
- First hands-on experience with the artist
- Information on how the kinetic art connects with the digital world
- Typical Dutch snacks
- Entrance fee Studio
My fascination for kinetic art started after my graduation in cello at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Although I still enjoy cello teaching, I felt the need to also develop my own ideas. As I like working with my hands, I started to build my own kinetic objects.
For a long time I was taught cello by Russian teachers. Their uncompromising dedication was extremely inspiring. Finishing was everything – tone, intonation, shape. Working on kinetic installations requires a different kind of effort but seriousness and commitment are essentially the same.
“I often ask myself the question why someone is touched by kinetic art? The answer is because we are people, who eat, drink, sleep and make love. Unpredictability is part of the charm. People like to be surprised, be moved by an object whose idea is not unlocked at first glance.”
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