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Kinetics

Kinetics 1972

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Kinetics 1972

20 mins United Kingdom Director. Lutz Becker

Art in glorious motion. Bright, colourful and often intensely dynamic, the 1970 'Kinetics' show at London's Hayward Gallery was a major international showcase of the new active sculptural art. Works by Jean Tinguely, Nam June Paik, Peter Logan, Takis, Jesus Raphael Soto and many others dazzled a wide-eyed public. This priceless film record of the show captures a kaleidoscope of neon lights, rotating metal, squirting water and stroboscopic projections.

Director Lutz Becker, of the Slade School of Art Film Unit - who would go on to direct Double-Headed Eagle (1973), a documentary account of Hitler's rise to power - uses a variety of textural, electronic sounds (courtesy of Peter Sahla) to evoke the unusual experience. The show was enormously popular, with visitors filling out the gallery day after day.

Directed by

Lutz Becker

Featuring

John Ardagh

Genres

Documentary

Tags

Arts exhibitions Hayward Gallery

Collection

The Arts on Film

Released

1972

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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