Le Matin de la Nuit/Le Ballet Mechanique

Total Dimensions here: 14’x12’x5’, oil and newspaper on wood, hand made timer, motor, aluminum, music box, buzzer, light, plexi-glass.

Inspired by Georges Antheil’s Ballet Mecanique, Le Matin de la Nuit/Le Ballet Mecanique consists of five discrete paintings. These are programmed to ‘perform’ at different sequenced times as they move along an aluminum framework, tripping off sounds or a light to rhythmically and metaphorically suggest the cacophony of life’s daily grind.

Acknowledgements: Peter Lindenmuth and his associate William Stephens for technical and mechanical assistance and George Bossarte for the piece/s circuitry.


© Copyright 2015 Mary Sherman - All rights reserved.