Saturday, 2 June 2018


We found it to be a pretty joyous viewing experience to see a group of spectators for a kinetic art display transform into exhausted (and a bit dirty) but inspired guides for a travelling expedition by Polish creator Karina Smigla-Bobinski.
Namesake of pioneering computer scientist Ada Lovelace (previously), the artist likens her freely floating helium balloon studded with charcoal spikes that leaves a tracing of its interactions on the walls, floors and ceilings (plus the audience) of its singular gallery to the way Lovelace and other computer engineers, like Vannevar Bush, came to understand algorithms and networks. There is a record of interaction and the membrane and its behaviour is bound by the rules of physics and the way the participants try to influence it but there’s a significant chasm in intention, result and record that’s worth reflecting on. Learn more at the link up top.