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Peter Selz, Curator Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Directions in Kinetic Sculpture: From George Rickey to Jean Tinguely




February 23, 2004; 35 Minutes; Video

Questions of art as representation have long been challenged by science and technology. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy wrote in "Vision of Motion" (1922), that artists must replace the static principles of classical art with dynamic principles from life. Duchamp and Gabo experimented with new visual forms based on scientific discussions of space and time, and kinetic artists viewed movement itself as a new medium.

The 2004 video of Peter Selz is followed by a brief videoclip from 1966 in which Selz, then director of the University Art Museum, discusses kinetic art.