Thursday, Dec 05, 2019 7:00p -
10 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143
Art, Date Idea, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences
Chris Fitch will talk about his explorations using engineering and dance as inspiration for his kinetic sculptures.
Many of Chris' pieces have no particular narrative arc, and instead are about adding rhythmic complexity to the cycle, creating mechanical expressions that have more in common with dance or music than with storytelling. Often these abstractions carry suggestions of natural rhythms, like rain or blowing grass, or bubbles rising in a column of water. Mother
“Nature's engineering prowess is my chief mentor. An engineer and dancer, I am drawn to the choreography I see in the natural world -- from the unfurling of fiddlehead ferns to the sinuous motions of fish, or birds, or even belly dancers. At a time when society is increasingly distracted by the promises and pitfalls
of industry and technology in our daily lives, my aim is to divert some of that energy back toward poetic examination of our roots.”
Chris Fitch is a sculptor, engineer and inventor. His prize winning mechanical sculptures, installations and performance based artwork have been presented internationally. His puppets and state of the art miniature theaters have appeared with major symphony productions in New York and Los Angeles.
His credits for work in animation include Sesame Street, Motorola, Disneyland, and Samsung. Further projects have included the design of a toy factory, independent invention, landscape design, a tree house bed and breakfast inn in the Philippines, and the development of workshops about kinematics, motion as medium, and foam latex stop motion puppetry. More information can be found at:
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