Moving Objects | nº 502 – 519 (CH)

 

2011

Gearmotor, magnets, and copper

Pe Lang (CH)

 

Pe Lang’s kinetic objects obey a stringent constructive optimization in which each element can be decoded with respect to its functionality. Nothing about them seems ornamental or arbitrary.

In the almost magical choreography of small metal cylinders which float back and forth between copper plates in moving objects nº 502 – 519, Pe Lang duplicates the same constructive point of departure, which allows for the possibility of a kinetic variation to unfold in many places at the same time. [Text by Marc Wellmann, 2012]

 

Artist Bio:

Pe Lang is a Swiss-born artist known for creating minimal kinetic artworks and installations with a stringent constructive optimization in which each element can be deciphered with respect to its functionality. Lang’s work has been represented in exhibitions and installations for more than a decade in form of installations, exhibitions, and live performances at various European and North American museums, art spaces and festivals. Lang received commissions from the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels and the Exploratorium in San Francisco and his works can be found in private, museum, and foundation collections such as the Espoo Museum of Modern Art and the Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul. Exhibitions of Lang’s work include the Centro de Arte Santa Museum Mónica, Barcelona; Kunsthalle Bern; växjö art hall, Sweden; The Leonardo, Utah Museum Science and Technology Arts Museum; and the InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo.