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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty-Five – Part 2

September 28, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty-Five - Part 2Cabaret Mechanical Theatre @ Space Station Sixty-Five – Part 2
27th September 2012 to January 6th 2013
Open Thursday to Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
(Closed – Mon, Tues, Wed.)

Space Station Sixty-Five (East Dulwich)
65 North Cross Road
SE22 9ET

Free Exhibition (apart from 4 coin-operated machines)

We are continuing as guest exhibitors for Space Station Sixty-Five at their East Dulwich space.
There are plenty of new exhibits, including Paul Spooner’s Manet’s Olympia and his elaborate The Frog Prince. Come along and press the buttons and enjoy bringing the machines to life.

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Pegasus, Hearts & Dragons

September 28, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Keith Newstead AutomataFour new pieces of automata from Keith Newstead are now available in our shop.

My Heart has Wings

Flying Dragon

Red and Gold Pegasus

Captive Heart

Renewable by Paul Spooner

September 25, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Renewable by Paul SpoonerThis piece emerged naturally from one called “A Green Hill Far Away”, in which a single wind turbine occupies a wooden hillock. I realise I’m messing with deeply-held views in making these pieces and I can see that a section of society might take offence at the seeming trivialisation of matters as enormous as the energy crisis and climate change. It’s not really my mission to sooth the sensibilities of any one interest group, even though as a pacifist and coward, I don’t like to cause hurt.

This piece employs the well-known Sliding Block mechanism to link the movement of the driving handle to all three turbines. The action is not particularly smooth, in fact it’s downright jerky because of the lack of balance in the turbine blades and the 3 x 352 degrees of lost motion in the transmission.

Dimensions; 300h x 180w x 120d

Materials; Pine, lime, alder, aluminium, steel, nylon. brass, bronze, acrylic paint.

£990 (excl. VAT)

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Young Rooster (2012) by Carlos Zapata

September 13, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Young Rooster (2012) by Carlos ZapataA new edition in Carlos’ series of Rooster and Chicken automata.
These vibrant works are evocative of Carlos’ native Colombia.

This one has a great pecking action, as he bends right down to the floor to peck some food.

Wood, paint, metal.

Height: 20 cm

£180 (excl. VAT)

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Young Rooster (2012) by Carlos Zapata Young Rooster (2012) by Carlos Zapata