Opened in late 2006, London’s Kinetica Museum is pretty much masturbatory material for everyone who’s been through the ominous metal SRL shop doors in the past 30 years (um, like me). I mean, it’s not going to have kinetic sex toy sculptures or anything, but it’s got all the makings of my dream museum nonetheless. Their new exhibition just opened on the 16th; they have a lovely collection of images from their past exhibits. And check this — looking at the images, it seems that their opening was celebrated with a show by Chico MacMurtrie’s Amorphous Robot Works, whom I worked with for a few months in SF, Berlin and Lisbon (hey — I fixed those robots all over Europe!) So says Kinetica about their mission:
Kinetica is the UK’s first museum of kinetic art. It will actively encourage the convergence of art and technology, providing an exhibition space in central London where the most important examples of kinetic, technological and electronic art, both past and present, can be properly stored and displayed.
Our vision is to create both a historical and contemporary art collection of seminal and cutting-edge multi-disciplinary works that date back from the 1920s through to the present day, focusing on the pioneering and influential importance of such works.
Image: the amazing Gregory Barsamian (Flash site).