Alexander Calder shows us what all the amazing wire models that make up his miniature circus can do in this film by Jean Painleve from 1955. Calder is famous for his colorful mobiles, but Cirque Calder is one of his incredible lesser-known works from 1931. The circus is made of wire sculptures that can perform various functions. There is a little man that blows up a balloon when Calder himself blows into a small tube that leads through the opening of the figurine's mouth and into a real balloon. There is a sword eater, a lion tamer, a contortionist, and much more. I'm astounded by how innovative and magical these inventions are.
Alexander Calder was an American artist known for his kinetic sculptures and mobiles. Works of Calder is a 20-minute short film from 1950 by Herbert Matter. It depicts Calder building his mobiles, made out of all types of material, including tin, wood, and wire. The film features beautiful footage of his mobiles moving against a… READ THE REST
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