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Mobile

2012.01.24
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A mobile is a type of kinetic sculpture constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium. It consists of a number of rods, from which weighted objects or further rods hang. The objects hanging from the rods balance each other, so that the rods remain more or less horizontal. Each rod hangs from only one string, which gives it freedom to rotate about the string. Mobiles are popular in the nursery, where they hang over cribs to give infants something to entertain them and give them external visual stimulation. Mobiles have inspired many composers, including Morton Feldman and Earle Brown who were inspired by Alexander Calder's mobiles to create mobile-like indeterminate pieces. Frank Zappa also claimed that his compositions were modelled on Calder mobiles.
8 Comments
davids Excellent set - I love mobiles, especially Calder's whose I first saw at the National Gallery in Washington 12 years ago. Where is this?
davids · 2012-01-24: 13:26
????? Lovely photos, and thanks for reminding us what a mobile "really" is. So easy to forget these days ... ;)
????? · 2012-01-24: 14:35
Wasichseh Great set, my fav is 3#, love the composition with the lines and the shadow!
Wasichseh · 2012-01-24: 14:42
josy63 Une piqûre de rappel bienvenue dans votre texte. Une série magistralement orchestrée par les angles inhabituels donnant de la magie à l'ensemble
josy63 · 2012-01-24: 15:12
finbarr Great shots !
finbarr · 2012-01-24: 17:38
darfoster Great shots!
darfoster · 2012-01-24: 18:08
helys Wow
Great angles, lighting, mouvements,
shadows
So romantic artworks
Romantic mood
Congrats
helys · 2012-01-26: 12:45
Cabecilha ZAPPA AND CALDER... WOW!
Cabecilha · 2012-01-29: 13:37
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