About

Richard Hollander is interested in moving forms and their ability to produce patterns of sound and rhythm. Utilizing electro-mechanical elements under digital control, he fabricates abstract sculptures, both kinetic and musical, that explore the limits of anthropomorphism and articulated motion. The works present a choreography of collision, air-flow, and friction using a variety of materials such as brass shim stock, small DC motors, 3 mil polyethylene, air cylinders, solenoids, light bulbs, cell phone vibrators and copper clad steel rod. Themes of repetition, excess and transformation are central to his work, however it is the viewer’s relationship to the movement, becoming a type of performance, which Hollander also brings into question.