Homo Faber

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Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation
© ECAL_Santiago Martinez © ECAL_Santiago Martinez


This mobile echoes the ballerinas or animated automata that often accompany the melody of classical music boxes. The installation’s mechanism moves a carbon structure. Suspended from this structure are stained glass rods, themselves held in place by machined metal joints. These engineered parts enable random rotations or flips, thus creating ever-changing movements. The resulting scene can be likened to a choreography, performed to the sound of the rods knocking together by puppets – symbolised by materials that are rigid and technical, but also fragile and almost transparent.

Detailed Features

Type: Automaton
Dimensions: 165 H x 40 Ø cm
Material: Glass rods, stainless steel, carbon composite, aluminium, brass, lacquered wood
Date: 2022

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