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Endless Movement by Smith & Winken is a limited edition kinetic sculpture collection

This project was part of DDW 2021
Apollo 903

The authors make you look at the combinations of familiar materials and the laws of physics from an unexpected angle, demonstrate the beauty of the eternal connections between mechanics and bionics. They remind us that each human is a mechanism in a way, just like our planet and the entire Universe

Endless Mouvement is a slight gap between time and space.

The viewer's attention is fixed on the surrounding world, where everything is in motion. The authors use wood, paper, textiles, and metal as the primary materials, while the elements of the sculptures are set in motion by specially designed mechanisms.
The ratios of proportions and materials, details, and range of motion of each element are carefully crafted. The movements are so conscious that the mechanisms appear as living organisms. They could exist both in the distant past, in the unpredictable future, and on any planet in the Universe.
Smith (Valery Kuznetsov): «Each of the collection's objects arose as an attempt to learn from the basic mechanisms and patterns of interaction between the Earth structures, living and artificial. Exploring scenarios of the future, we demonstrate the hypothetical forms that can develop in the process of evolution.»

Otto Winken: «Our goal is to observe, study and rethink the world around us. An attempt to slow down and realize that everyday materials and phenomena can look totally different. Kinetic sculptures appeal to the eternal: movement, light, and their interaction with each of us.»

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