After viewing Alexander Calder’s Circus, students were inspired to create a story of their own. One class chose “city life” as their class theme, and the other class chose “summer olympics”. Using metal wire and found objects, students constructed their sculptures as individual pieces that fit together as a large collaboration. Some students took on an added challenge of creating a kinetic sculpture, one that moves. Arthur Ganson is another inspiring artist/engineer whose sculptures are housed at the MIT Museum, if you’re interested in seeing kinetic art in real life!
Some scenes from the city (view the whole collaboration in the display case in the main lobby):