Kinetic and Interactive Art

A graceful fleet of flying butterflies

Over the weekend, I attended the opening reception of the "Bloom!" exhibition at the Tres Leches Art Gallery (more about that later!) in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis.  There was another exhibition going on, The Body and Machine 2016: Kinetic and Interactive Art, so my friends and I decided to check it was really unique!  I'd never explored this type of visual art before, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I found it very imaginatively beautiful. 

My favorite piece.  I'm not a expert here, but I would describe it as a kinetic sculpture piece (?!)  This metallic finger taps on a board (makes a lovely "knock" sound) at a set rate, and as it does this, powdery metallic dust falls on top of a slow-growing pile below.  It was beautiful, but in a 'sand running thru the hourglass' sort of way.  A lot like life.

I love learning about new forms of art because it expands my creativity for paintings, so I think I'll check out more of these kinetic art shows in the future.  I'm also intrigued by the engineering behind these creations.  My friends (most all of which are engineers, mind you) were especially interested in this spinning doozy below:

I don't recall which law of physics are applied here...but it was really cool!

The show runs thru April 24th -- highly recommend checking it out :)

Today's musical selection is the new one by Kaleo, performed lived at The Current.  Enjoy!

"Way Down We Go" by Kaleo via YouTube




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