Thursday, June 2, 2016

Event 2--- Hammer Museum

        For my second event, I visited Hammer Musuem. I found a lot of exhibits interesting, but I found Kersel’s sculptures to be most interesting. For example, his sculpture MacArthur Park, 1996. This sculpture, in my opinion, represents art and science in one sighting. Kernel’s sculpture are often kinetic arrangements of objects that incorporate different ideas and themes. This sculpture of his includes a figure made of yellow and green painted balls lying on top of a large Fender speaker. It looks like a doll-like figure with its limbs moving up and down to the sound of Kersel’s voice singing pop songs of love and loss. (images above).
I think this sculpture represents art and science being integrated by the mechanical mechanisms needed to get this sculpture moving to the voice of the artist. Also how this sculpture incorporates a speaker and a CD player integrates the use of technology. The role of technology in this art piece represents technology and art.

The second art piece that caught my attention was this lightly pink colored tree on the wall. This tree was not painted, it was portrayed on the bar wall by a projector. This tree was also moving, like it was swaying in the wind or something. I thought this was a really interest art piece, because is integrated science, technology, and art in now piece of art. This piece of art was subtle and in the corner, but it caught my eye by the use of movement. The leaves and branches were moving to incorporate some scientific feel to it. This portrayed the use of science represented by art. 

My last experience with science and art were the spun chairs.These chairs have the appearance of a sculptural vessel. You can lean on it side to side, and you will never fall over due to the scientific calculations that came along with the creation. When you lean on these chairs, the let you rock side to side or even spin in a 360 circle. Thomas Heatherwick created this Spun chair by using a rotational molding technique to share plastic. 
Not only is this a piece of art that is sculpted to catch your eye, but it is also a convenient and fun chair to sit in. This piece of art incorporates science with the architectural background and calculations behind it, and also includes art by using a molding technique. 

Works Cited:

"Hammer Museum." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 02 June 2016.

"Home - Hammer Museum." The Hammer Museum. Web. 02 June 2016.

"Martin Kersels - ARTFORUM." Martin Kersels - ARTFORUM. Web. 02 June 2016.

"Spun Chair." - Lounge Seating. Web. 02 June 2016.

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