Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson
Arthur Ganson’s kinetic sculptures are a special feature of the MIT Museum.
Press a pedal or turn a crank and you’ll put Ganson’s machines into motion. Take the artist’s invitation: "The objects are part of a cycle. I take an idea from my heart, but it is not complete until you have seen it, and found your own meaning in it."
His sculptures explore the nature of oiled surfaces, object manipulation and slow explosions, and are created from a range of materials that he fabricates or finds.
- Ganson named "Inventor of the Week" by the Lemelson-MIT Program.
- Friday After Thanksgiving: Chain Reaction, an annual participatory event choreographed by Arthur Ganson.
- Ganson's TED Talk about his kinetic sculptures.
Video of Ganson's work from his DVD, Arthur Ganson presents a few machines created between 1978 and 2004