Pony: a disturbing kinetic sculpture

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33 Responses to “Pony: a disturbing kinetic sculpture”

  1. Coming this fall: 

    MUMMENSCHANZ VS. PREDATOR

  2. Marius van Voorden says:

    With the help of peterblue11′s comment:
    Tim Lewis. For example: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/9510/1/tim-lewis-at-kinetica-art-fair

  3. neurolux says:

    I fink it’s freeky and I like it a lot.

    The dwarf from the Island of Dr. Moreau should be riding this thing.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Why didn’t they use Turkey in the Straw as a soundtrack?

  5. Autonymous Media Daemon says:

    F̷rie͢n̢d̴sh̶i̸p̛ ̢i̢s ͢m҉a̵g̸ic̷!

  6. Seems like the kind of thing Bunuel would have loved to escort Beauty through the garden

  7. Alex Dodge says:

    These aren’t the ponies you’re looking for.

  8. millie fink says:

    Very cool. But, sexual? I’m not seeing that, at all. . . 

  9. Bokonon says:

    I hope the Mumenschanz vs Predator thing is real

  10. Robbo says:

    Love the puppet hand head.  That’s how we mess about when rehearsing – call it “Binky, the wonder puppet”.  Awesome looking thing Lewis has made – want to see more now.

  11. Hugh Johnson says:

    Gah!

    That’s disturbing.

  12. Donald Petersen says:

    Disturbing?  Naw, looks perfectly natural, if shy and tentative.  Now, were it overclocked to the point of moving with confidence and elan, or even aggression, I might feel a tad uneasy.

    I’d pay several hundreds of dollars to have a moving model of this of my very own.  I know it’s worth much more, but I am a poor art-lover from the trailer park.  Of course, if this thing will accept a 2″ ball receiver hitch, all my prayers will be answered.

  13. blueelm says:

    I love this thing. I don’t know why, but I think it’s beautiful!

  14. Greg Hayes says:

    Wow, yeah … I’ve gotta say, even I didn’t see it as sexual (and lord how I try). Beautiful, however, in ways beyond humancentric description.

    • Fnordius says:

      Just immerse yourself in “pony play” for a while. After a while you can see where those vibes can come from.

      Disclaimer: no, I don’t endorse or even engage in it. I’m just saying that what was seen cannot be unseen.

  15. willyboy says:

    Japanese horror films freak me out.

  16. chgoliz says:

    Those 3 animatronic arms/hands are rather sophisticated in their movements:  the cost of materials must have been astronomical.

    Arduino?

  17. Bahumat says:

    NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE. Invent a machine that can burn things that have already been burned. Then burn that thing, then burn the ashes in the machine, and then burn the machine. 

    That thing is creepy as hell.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      Picture it waiting at your bedside, to gently awaken you just before dawn with a tentative taptap.  Or a caress…

  18. dAN f says:

    I saw this a few years ago in a gallery show of kinetic art in Shoreditch, London. I was with my daughter who was about 4 at the time.

    She literally couldn’t bear to look at it, even from a distance – I’m going to show her the video and see if she’ll remember!

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