Time-based sculpture as a medium to create animation.

Artistically I have an affinity to the cinematic and have been exploring ways to unify cinematography with sculpture. In investigating these potentials, I have amalgamated computational devices with robotic elements to create mandala-like kinetic sculptures. I consider these kinetic sculptures to be solely the medium I work with, just a necessary step to achieve what I believe is the actual focal point. That focal point being the ephemeral animations — choreographies created when these sculptures are in motion.

These works have been exhibited at various museums and international festivals: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea. Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China. Mdbk, Leipzig, Germany. K11 art space, Guangzhou, China. TransAmériques Montréal Canada. “Dance Machines” Lille3000 France. RIAUS, Royal Institute Adelaide, Australia. File Festival - São Paulo, Brazil. Incheon International Digital Arts festival, Korea. WRO Expanded City Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Poland. Kapelica Gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia. E-Art Festival Shanghai, China. Almost Cinema, Vooruit, Gent, Belgium. Ars Electronica Linz, Austria.

  • Peter William Holden