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homage to calder   kinetic food mobiles by carl and evelina kleiner
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feb 17, 2013
homage to calder kinetic food mobiles by carl and evelina kleiner


‘homage to calder’ by carl and evelina kleiner
image courtesy mink mgmt

 

 

alexander calder was an american sculptor known as the inventor of a type of kinetic sculpture which his friend and colleague duchamp would dub the ‘mobile’ –
a delicately balanced or suspended collection of components which move in reaction to either motor power or air currents.
these ‘mobiles’ were a revelation for the time – hanging, moving works which seemed to be powered by invisible forces. fabricated of floating bits of colored metal,
each piece cut into abstract yet simple shapes that were both playful and mysterious. swedish duo carl and evalina kleiner have revisited the classic
artform and created ‘homage to calder’ – a series of kinetic artworks that use food as the hanging components, a version calder himself did not experiment with.

 

 


the kinetic mobile was a revelation for the time of calder’s invention
image courtesy mink mgmt

 

 


the hanging, moving works which seemed to be powered by invisible forces
image courtesy mink mgmt

 

 


the swedish duo reimagine calder’s invention with food
image courtesy mink mgmt

 

 

a video of the ‘homage to calder’ work

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