Art In The Cloud – Tobias KLEIN
Tobias KLEIN (Artist)
Klein is a German Artist and Architect. His work articulates a syncretism of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with cultural narratives, intuitive non-linear processes, and historical references, establishing the practice of Digital Craftsmanship as an operational synthesis between digital and physical materials, methods and tools as poetic (Poïesis) and technical (Technê) expressions. He is an associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Unruh, German for “Restlessness”, refers to device storing and releasing kinetic energy in mechanisms. It is propelled by a linear motion in one axis. The main glass body of the work is balanced by two-axis, suspended within a gyroscope-like structure. Shifting the first axis, results in an imbalance that, through the second axis, is continuously rebalanced. The third, is a system of spherical magnets, moving within a series of hollowed 3D printed black structures. The continuous shifting magnetic field leads to change in the ferrofluids, contained within the central body. The interchange of linear and dynamic forces creates an entropic state in the work.