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Metalmorphosis Sculpture


Metalmorphosis Sculpture by David Cerny

“Metalmorphosis” by Czech artist David Cerny is a 30 foot tall stainless steel sculpture of a giant head in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 14 ton sculpture (and fountain) is divided into horizontal slices that slowly rotate out of sync with one another (as seen in this video by Ferris Photography).

via Colossal + Laughing Squid

Bonus:  Streams

Bronze peeing statues made by David Cerny at the entrance of the Franz Kafka Museum in Prague. 


“The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents.

Visitors can interupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The living statue then ‘writes’ the text of the message, before carrying on as before.”



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MÖBIUS by Eness


MÖBIUS – Federation Square
A collaborative stop motion sculpture

Twenty-one large triangles animated by Melbourne, throughout Federation Square. MÖBIUS is a sculpture that can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground. The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people 
interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne’s landmark location throughout the day.

MÖBIUS was animated over two weeks Friday, Saturday & Sunday between the 6th – 20th of May 2011.

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Tele-Present Water by David Bowen


Tele-Present Water by David Bowen.

This installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy Station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure installed at The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. The result was a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location.


via today and tomorrow | creativeapplications.net

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Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.

Japan’s modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri. Today Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive. 

Shot and edited by Matthew Allard

More details

Karakuri (wiki)

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