Fusing the best of art and science, London’s Kinetica Art Fair was a chance for visitors to discover a wide range of works by artists practicing this unusual form of art based on movement.
The four-day festival brought together works from around the world, ranging from sculptures and hanging mobiles to interactive holograms and 3D projections.
“I think the nature of what the artists at Kinetica represent… they are artists really pushing the boundaries. So, they’re crossing over into science, physics, mathematics, biology, what’s happening in the latest smart material. They’re working using those as their tools like paintbrushes,” said Dianne Harris, co-founder of Kinetica Art Fair.
Kinetic art has been around since the early 20th century, but technological progress now allows artists to create astonishing, interdisciplinary installations, which just never stop moving.
Art critic Estelle Lovatt believes it truly is an art form to be reckoned with: “Well, it’s not art in the traditional sense. When we go to an art gallery we go to see emotion, we go to see the artist’s guts spilling out over the canvas. Here, you’re not going to find that, you’re not going to get gut-wrenching reactions as much as you would do looking at a Turner. But it’s the way that art is going really. Art has become quite circus-like.”
Now in its sixth year, the fair has become an increasingly popular destination for visitors curious to see – and sometimes buy – these astonishing pieces of art.