Japanese artist Yotsuya Simon dedicated almost his entire life to studies on human body. I don’t have to mention that Japanese surrealism, jazz music and seeing Hijikata Tatsumi’s Butoh performance have influenced Yotsuya Simon‘s aesthetics and body of work.
Bodies of his dolls are tangible and fragile, open and humorous, yet very strong in expressiveness. Probably the most intriguing sets of contemporary angels I have ever saw.
Mechanical Girl 1, detail by Yotsuya Simon, 1983 (c)
Kinetic sculptures and robotics could be also perceived in perfomative aspect, not only as installations communicating within the object itself and the creator – sculptor, engineer, passionate geek.
Therefore, I’ve picked up Peter William Holden‘s installations and cinematix approach where he tend to re-interpret the space, objects, movements, music and choreography of ‘wired’ objects; making the idea of robotics pretty poetic.
Arabesque by P. W. Holden taken from Ars Electronica