“The sculptures can be viewed as musical instruments, the music coupled visually to the mechanical form.”
Richard Hollander’s sculptures are inspired by his fascination with how things move. His work explores possibilities and variations of motion using a range of industrial materials and sources of power including motors, solenoids, and air pressure along with more traditional sculptural materials such as wood and paper.
Each sculpture, composed of mechanical parts, imbedded microprocessors, and surplus materials, performs a sequence of unique movements, sounds, and rhythms that are inextricably bound to, and determined by, its kinetic form and design. Over the years, Hollander continues to tune and compose for them. When shown together, with the pieces playing simultaneously, the exhibition space serves as the concert hall with the sculptures performing Articulated Movement.
Richard Hollander was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended Cal Arts and later received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley. Along with his sculptural practice and Articulated Movement, he has a long career in visual effects and computer graphics in the motion picture industry.
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