Adding motion to objects can activate them in ways that change their meaning and impact. By exploring the possibilities of movement in work through the use of fabricated and improvised mechanisms, students expand the possibilities of their current studio practice. Students also gain building blocks upon which future explorations of movement and motion can occur.
Participants work with a combination of found, manufactured and fabricated objects. With this in mind, students should bring a selection of objects that is compelling and that lend themselves to integration into a kinetic sculpture. Students construct and animate their own creation using wood, metal, assorted hardware and off-the-shelf parts
There are technical demonstrations in creating movement using fabricated and pre-existing assemblies. Daily discussions and individual meetings allow for exploration and collaboration with classmates.
Michael Lorsung is a transmedia artist and the current Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He holds degrees in glass and ceramics, and has a background in metalwork, the trades and general tinkering.