The Kinetica Art Fair 2010 is produced by Kinetica Museum and is the first of its kind in the UK. It provides collectors, curators and the public with a unique opportunity to view and purchase artworks from leading contemporary arts organisations in kinetic, electronic, robotic, light, sound, time-based and new media art. For 2010, over 35 galleries and organisations are taking part with over 150 artists exhibiting.
The inaugural 2009 Kinetica Art Fair was a seminal cultural event, attracting over 9,000 visitors, and increased the importance and value of kinetic, electronic and new media art on a global level as well as in the mainstream arts press. The Kinetica Art Fair 2010 will again take place at P3, the 14,000 sq ft multi-disciplinary arts venue at 35, Marylebone Rd.
For 2010 a special feature exhibition will be dedicated to the pioneers and Masters of kinetic art, with pieces on loan from private collection as well as original interactive installations from the 1968 exhibition of cybernetic art, Cybernetic Serendipity.
Artists are gathering in an underground hall in London to show off a collection of clanging machinery, shimmering holograms, and talking robots. The weird subterranean display is part of the second Kinetica Art Fair.
A solo transatlantic sailor gave up a lonely life on the high seas to create ocean-themed 3D art using thousands of tiny, synchronised lights. Artist Anthony Rowe, 45, unveiled his latest piece Ocean of Light at the Kinetica Art Fair and admitted the loneliness and isolation of the sea has inspired his work.
In his early 20s the sailor made several daring long-distance expeditions, including the perilous solo voyage from Britain to America. Now, with his international art group, Squidsoup, Mr Rowe uses interactive light patterns – which respond to sound – to create flowing movement inspired by the sea.
Vivid pools of colour representing the Olympic rings ripple and splash on a giant 2012-inspired artwork. The hypnotic light projection was co-created by a London art student who grew up in the shadow of the Olympic site in Stratford. Nimra Javaid, 23, created Liquid Athletes – along with five other Thames Valley University students – with nothing more than an overhead projector, some coloured plastic, a stereo and a bit of home-plumbing.