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ARTS 272

Kinetic Sculpture

This course explores contemporary time-based art through basic techniques of movement and kinetics. Various methods of motion are explored, including mechanical devices and motors, natural sources such as wind, and manual or man-driven operations. Demonstrations provide the technical and material expertise necessary to complete related projects such as automaton, flying machines, and a Rube Goldberg machine. Discussions, readings and slide lectures will focus on examples of kinetic and time-based art through recent art history, with emphasis on conceptual and visual concerns of moving objects; not just how they function physically, but how they are interpreted in the context of our fast-paced, post-industrial culture. Prerequisite: Introduction to Sculpture or consent of instructor

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities Introduction to Sculpture or consent of instructor 1 course