Kinetica Art Fair ( http://www.kinetica-artfair.com ) takes place from 4-7 February 2010 at the Ambika P3 space in London and is the UK’s only art fair dedicated to kinetic, robotic, sound, light and time-based art. Thanks to Daniel Hirschmann, whose ‘Engine’ piece is showing there (up on the balcony – if you visit the fair, don’t miss it), I was invited to the opening event. I’ll include a few shots I took below (mouseover the image to see more), but this is really one show for which photos don’t suffice, as they fail to capture the motion, and the interactivity, of which there are numerous wonderful and varied examples.[Update: see some video and interviews with artists on the BBC website]
There is also a feature exhibition at Kinetica this year, dedicated to the pioneers of kinetic art, including works by Jean Tinguely, Roger Vilder, Peter Logan, Yaacov Agam, Peter Sedgely, Liliane Lijn, Takis, David Medalla and Jesus Raphael Soto. Also on display are original interactive installations from the seminal 1968 exhibition of cybernetic art, ‘Cybernetic Serendipity’, including Bruce Lacey’s ‘Rosa the Robot’ and Edward Ihnatowicz’s ‘SAM (Sound Activated Mobile)’.
Alongside the V&A’s Decode exhibition, this is really a great time to see the best in worldwide digital arts in London.