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Mechanics Alive!! tours to South Korea

March 28, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Mechanics Alive!!

Our travelling exhibition, Mechanics Alive!! will open at the Seongnam Arts Center in Seongnam near Seoul, South Korea on April 12th.
757 Yatap-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do.
It can be seen here until 19th May 2007.

The exhibition will then move to Chungmu Art Hall
131,Heungin-Dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 100-880
(23rd May until 30th June 2007).
There will be a series of workshops for children and adults throughout the exhibitions.

This first ever Korean tour has been organised by our colleague Min Kyoung Cho, at UTOSPACE. Cho has been a tremendous fan of CMT since she first saw our exhibition at the Oxo Gallery in London 3 years ago. Cho’s current exhibition Cookie Architecture is a great favourite!

Jeppe Hein’s Rolling Ball kinetic sculpture

March 27, 2007 by · Comments Off 

DistanceHere is something else to see on your upcoming visit to London. Danish artist Jeppe Hein has created a site-specific installation for The Curve at The Barbican.
The piece is called ‘Distance’ and you can see it working here.

Visitors trigger the rolling balls by entering the space, so the experience varies depending on how busy it is. If you can visit when it is quiet you will be able to follow your own ball from start to finish. Good fun.

Ron Fuller restores Adam and Eve Pub

March 26, 2007 by · Comments Off 

ROLRon Fuller is currently restoring the Adam and Eve pubic bar, the only remaining complete scene from the Ride of Life. The bar will be operational at our exhibition at Kinetica from 6th April to 5th May.

To give you a flavour of the completed scene, here are some of Ron’s words from 1989.

Welcome to the pubic bar of the Adam & Eve English Pub

Your average ‘Soup in the Basket’, gas ‘ever-burn fake log fire’, road house. Smells of stale cider, cigar buffs, & unemptied spittoons. The landlord (Adam) & the landlady (Eve) are in their ‘birthday’ suits – the landlord pulls pints (0.5lt) of Black Shaft English lager and wipes the drips off the counter. The landlady smokes, drinks, waves, & winks. The ‘Viking’ motor bike fruit machine man is the snake in the grass – the beast that bites. To be decent Eve’s breasts are hidden by the cider pumps, but to tell you they are still there they pulse with light. the whole scene pulses, throbs, goes up and down. in and out -
FERTILITY + CREATION. We can’t wait….

Cash for Honours on Southwold Pier

March 25, 2007 by · Comments Off 

dec-direct.jpgOn a visit to Southwold Pier last month with Tim Hunkin and his wife Meg (pictured) I was very privileged to pay an English Guinea (or £1.10) and get my own honour from Tim’s new machine ‘Decoration Direct’.

I also had a very satisfying £1 worth of fun with Tim’s Art Apocalypse - smashing the sculpture at the end very convincingly I thought – one could get addicted to such things…

Sharmanka Travelling Circus

March 24, 2007 by · Comments Off 

mannheimer0016.jpgIf you are coming to London for the CMT exhibition at Kinetica, make sure to visit the Museum of Croydon to see Eduard Bersudsy’s fantastic travelling circus.
Beautiful while still, once an hour this magical menagerie of recycled metal will spring to life to perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, weaving funny and tragic stories about human life.

CMT Talks at Kinetica

March 23, 2007 by · Comments Off 

ChiropodistTim Hunkin’s talk ‘Popular Art’ (11th April 6pm) will be the first in a series of talks at Kinetica to coincide with the CMT retrospective and Ride of Life exhibition which starts on Friday 6th April. Tim’s Chiropodist (1986), originally made for CMT in Covent Garden, will be treating visitors’ feet throughout the exhibition, which runs until 5th May 2007.

Other talks include Will Jackson, Paul Spooner, as well as an evening with Sue Jackson and Sarah Alexander looking back over the past 28 years of CMT.