Peter William Holden – Dancing Machines

Peter William Holden brings his Dancing Machines to the Merge Festival opening September 18th in London.

Peter William Holden - Dancing Machine (3)

Peter William Holden - Dancing Machine (1)

Peter William Holden - Dancing Machine (1)

Peter William Holden - Dancing Machine (2)

Photographs by Matthias Moller

British visual artist Peter William Holden combines art and music with science via robotic engineering.

For Merge Festival we will be showcasing 3 of his installations.

Tap dancing robots bring a disused building to life with a symphony of rhythms and taps activated by the public at the control panel. Adventurous spectators can reinvent the piece and create their own composition using sixteen switches to trigger short sequences of sound and movement.

A second work is inspired by the ‘The Industrial Revolution’. The motion of the machine emphasises the relentless movement of progress as the machine moves to its predetermined program, ignorant of its environment and unwilling to stop if anything gets in its way.



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