Kenneth Lantz



Statement

    Investigations in movement, scale, time, electronics, and automation drive my artistic practice. Electronics and moving parts fascinate me. They naturally create a series of questions:

    How does it work? What makes it move? What else can it do?

    I have spent the last several years fabricating machines and artwork using various types of motors, microcontrollers and devices whose activity demonstrates an awkward humor. Toys, bugs, and antiquated electronics are all prevalent subjects in my work. I use these objects to invite or imply action through automation or viewer interaction. I favor unconventional materials and construction methods though no material or process is left untouched as a possible solution. Through all of my work lies a sense of wonder and the enchantment of childhood discovery.

  -Kenny