Engineered Equanimity: The Machines of Steven Pippin

The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Friday 17 November 2017 – Saturday 03 February 2018
Opening Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat - 11am-5pm. Weds - 11am-8pm. Closed Sunday and Monday

A major exhibition from one of Britain’s best and most inventive artists, Steven Pippin’s skill in technological manipulation reveals the inter-relationship between objects, mechanisms and the universe. An engineer by training, Pippin switched to art in the late 1980s. His breakthrough came by turning everyday items, such as washing machines, into pinhole cameras. Operating since at a self-made juncture – where art, invention and engineering meet – his ambitious experiments, playful exploits and hybrid machines take in the rapid worldwide technological and scientific advancements of our age.

Engineered Equanimity offers audiences new perspectives on everything from Newtonian mechanics to the production of renewable energy, re-framed with an autonomous spirit of inquiry. Beginning with Pippin’s most recent and significant work Ω=1, a system that can balance a pencil indefinitely, the exhibition traces the history of Pippin’s machine manipulation.

 

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