Creating “Dynamic Art” is not something that seemed to be on my path a few years ago, it just sort of happened… I have enjoyed a long career as (among other things) an ITC specialist, but now, semi-retired, I have found a new way to express my creative urges, whilst making use of my IT background at the same time. This “DiscArted Objects” website shows some of the creations that are a result of this new occupation.
An important additional factor for all of them is recycling, as almost all of the materials that I use I have found in bins and containers, considered junk and discarded, or they were donated to me by people who know what I do.
So, all “DiscArted Objects” shown here have in common that they contain elements that have been saved from the garbage bin – like a clock face, a stained old kitchen tray, a piece of perforated metal plate, some cooling elements salvaged from broken PC’s and laptops, parts of other electronic devices, lamps and light fixtures, anything, really.
Fortunately, sometimes there is also material that does not look weathered, old or stained, but still nice and shiny, see for example the “Anesthetic Lights“.
The majority are “dynamic” objects, because electronic components have been added, programmed to make the resulting construct capable of producing movements and light, and able to respond to signals from its environment.
The idea is that these activities only occur rarely, after random periods of time, which makes the combined behaviour quite unpredictable.
This website shows a number of distinct categories:
Clocks are what started me on my path to these DiscArted Objects, there’s a number of different forms and styles.
Read more here…
Constructs that share a sense of mystery, a sort of behaviour that seems to indicate a specific but unclear and undisclosed purpose… Read more here..
Various components I found seemed to be perfect to form the bases of lamp-like structures. In some cases, that meant they went from “sources of life” to “sources of light” 😉 Read more here…
Art Disk – magnet structures
Hard disk magnets combined into three-dimensional structures that resemble objects or creatures in the real or imaginary world… Read more here…