Exhibition preview: Kinetica Art Fair, Ambika P3, London, until March 3 2013
The early years of the Kinetica have familiarised everyone with the robotically unexpected, but its fifth year still springs surprises.
© Dianne Harris
Fresh from New York’s American Museum of Natural Historry, Christiaan Zwanniken has made a set of interactive Wunderkammers this time, shrieking, clapping and tickling their way around a futuristic zoo of “techno-animalistic” figures which pit nature against artifice.
© Tim Lewis
Nature is also on the mind of Tim Lewis, an animatronic puppeteer whose new commission for the fair follows works for the likes of Damien Hirst, British Airway and the British Council.
And Chris Levine, who uses laser, holographics and LEDs, has an even more regal list of fans, having made stuff for the Queen, Mario Testino, Cartier and Hugo Boss.
Elsewhere there are 1960s Op pieces by Italian artist Alberto Biasi, a lifesize galloping horse made out of light by Remi Brun, installations of kinetic jewellery by a trio of contributors and a smaller exhibition of the Oxygen Artist Members – a specially selected group of ten showcase artists.
- Open 10am-8pm (6pm Sunday). Tickets £8-£20, book online. Follow the Kinetica Museum on Twitter @kineticamuseum.
© Christiaan Zwanniken
© Mad Museum
© P Scirpa