FORA.tv Speaker - Alan Rath
Alan Rath's path to becoming one of the country's most respected and successful artists working with electronic media and kinetic sculpture did not follow a predictable trajectory. With childhood influences ranging from NASA to Jimi Hendrix and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Rath seemed destined for a job in Silicon Valley instead of an artist's studio in Oakland, California. Since the early 1980s, however, Rath has gained increasingly wide recognition for his robotic sculptures that incorporate electronically manipulated images and moving parts within beautifully handcrafted armatures of aluminum, steel, glass, and plastic. His work explores the nexus between art and science in objects with often human-like and humorous characteristics, and has been included in important exhibitions and collections both nationally and internationally.
11.01.11 | 01:41:02 min | 1,567 views | 0 comments