As part of the Altered Festival Martin will also be holding a kinetic workshop for the students of Gedney Church End Primary School and Lutton St. Nicholas Primary School. In this workshop Martin will be helping the students to make their own Peg Birds that will move when the peg is pressed. Each pupil will use wire to model, form and articulate an clothes peg into an automata. The aim of this workshop is to aid the pupils in learning about simple construction and cause and effect. The Peg Birds are linked to Martins 'Machines In The Trees' that will be exhibited at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Gedney.
'Martin Smith's research and work are concerned with people's perception and interpretation of space. He undertakes quite large architectural commissions that interact with their given space and the viewer through mechanical movement. Alongside this work his practice is also concerned with making kinetic devices that investigate themes of repetition, precision and rules. These utopian objects and spaces are what currently drive his work forward. Martin is also the Co-Founder and Art Director of the design label, Laikingland. The work he creates through this company plays with the themes of humour, nonsense and futility.'
Machines in the Trees will be exhibited at St. Mary Magdalene, Church End, Gedney, PE12 0BJ
Dates: Saturday 2nd May 10.00 - 19.00
Sunday 3rd May 11.00 - 19.00
Monday 4th May 11.00 - 19.00
To view our online programme please click here: http://www.artsnk.org/wp-content/uploads/Altered-Flyer.pdf
For more information and to view Martin Smiths gallery please visit: http://www.smithautomata.co.uk/index.html
Information adapted from Martin Smiths website.