ADA - an analog interactive installation / kinetic sculpture

at The Mattress Factory Art Museum
Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Sept 21, 2018 – 30 March 2019

Artist In Residence
Sept 21, 2018 - August 4, 2019

ADA - an analog interactive kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, similiar to Tinguely's «Méta-Matics», acts itself. At Tinguely's it is sufficient to be an unwearily struggling mechanical being. He took it wryly: the machine produces nothing but its industrial self-destruction. Whereas «ADA» is a post-industrial "creature", visitor animated, creatively acting artist-sculpture, self-forming artwork, resembling a molecular hybrid, such as a one from nano biotechnology. It developes the same rotating silicon-carbon-hybrids, midget tools, miniature machines able to generate simple structures. > more

Mattress Factory: Hailed as the best museum for installation art in the United States, the Mattress Factory invites visitors to experience "art you can get into." Over the past 41 years, the Mattress Factory has presented and commissioned new installation and performance works by over 750 artists, both established and emerging, who have challenged themselves and their audiences through the support of the museum's exceptional residency program. The Mattress Factory's outreach programs serve more than 30,000 students, teachers, adults, and families annually, and its activities as a visitor attraction, educator and employer continue to invigorate Pittsburgh's North Side and propel the region's cultural production.

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Generous support for Artists in Residence is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Benter Foundation; Greco Gas; The Heinz Endowments; The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, a program of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs; National Endowment for the Arts; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; The Pittsburgh Foundation; and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. With special thanks to the Mattress Factory Board of Directors, Factory Fellows and museum members.