◎Kinetic Art




When I was 32 years-old I presented a series of moving sculptures Flickscape, in which the cross-shaped cross-section was made from four L-shaped vertical metal plates of the same thickness, and an axle was attached to the end. By rotating electrically it lured you from a 2-D to a 3-D world. When it starts to rotate, each pattern moves, and you feel as if you are witnessing a visual world, the likes of which are unimaginable before it starts rotating.
The person who inspired me to try my hand at moving sculptures was Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), whose works Rotary Glass Plates, Precision Optic (1920) and Anemic Cinema (1926), etc., were brought to the world when he began conducting optical experiments at the age of 33 years old. It was only when these are rotated that we see this strange 3-D world popping into our visual field... My work Flickscape, however, was produced with a completely different aim to Duchamp’s work, and I experimented with seeing a “new landscape” that appeared in addition to the rotation.