This class will be focused on the intersection of art + technology, with specific interest in the reuse and reinterpretation mechanical and electronic waste, found objects, and a heavy emphasis on material and kinetics within the world of sculpture. The class will include material scavenging from junk yards and thrift stores such as Apex Electronics; and will include a field trip to the Museum of Jurassic Technology and Machine Project to expose them to new and interesting forms of making, specifically ones that meander between design, scientific research, sculpture, and engineering. The end result will be the creation of kinetic sculptures incorporating elements that are Electrical (motors, lights etc); Aesthetic (elements that are purely visual); and Mechanical (pulleys, levers, simple machines).
Daniel Wroe is an artist and educator living and working in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has taught sculpture for ACE and currently teaches “Tinkering, Toys, and the Art of Technology” in the CalArts program at Oakwood.