In week 6′s lecture, I propose the argument that motion is a captivating force for humans and generates fascination and intrigue. As humans, our attraction to movement may be instinctual but our attitudes towards different types of motions suggest a more culturally nuanced way of making meaning from our perception of motion through associated meanings.
This lecture looks at the history and context of capturing movement in art. We examine how movement is used in a range of object-based artworks from the modern period including Alexander Calder, Jean Tinguley, and Len Lye to contemporary works of Anaisa Franco, Ingrid Barchmann, and Wobin Yang. We focus on the affects of movement and kinetics on audience experience.