Exhibition Preview: Kinetica Art Fair @ Ambika P3

By Zoe Craig Last edited 72 months ago
Exhibition Preview: Kinetica Art Fair @ Ambika P3

Kinetica Art Fair is back, bringing all manner of funky robotic, electronic, light, sound and kinetic art to Ambika P3 Gallery on Marylebone Road.

Kinetica is an annual new media art fair produced by Kinetica Museum. The exhibition is a collaboration between galleries, art organisations and curatorial groups from around the world. As well as the art fair, there are a series of special events, screenings, talks, tours, workshops and performances running throughout the four-day event.

This year's theme is time, transformation and energy. For the first time, the Kinetica Art Fair will host the Musion Academy Awards (MAMAs) with three categories: music, performance, and a Kinetica Award for the work that most closely addresses the theme of this year's programme.

Look out for Alex Allmont's clock building demonstration (on Friday and Sunday), where he'll explore the inner workings on mechanical clocks by building one from LEGO Technic. We also recommend seeking out Andrew Shoben's work with Greyworld, the team behind the recent Trafalgar Sun, and seeing what exciting new public art they're currently planning. And we're fascinated by Rosarinho's Art, Light, Mind & Brain, a kinetic device which "invokes a unique visual experience in the viewer's mind; an artwork created by the individual's brain."

If you're still not sure what's meant by kinetic art, the video below gives a nice introduction. There are more fun YouTube clips over on their facebook page.

Kinetica Art Fair runs from 9 to 12 February, at Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS. Tickets start at £10. Visit www.kinetica-artfair.com to find out more.

Last Updated 07 February 2012

Tabish Khan

Your children and your inner child will love all the contraptions on display.