Interactive installations by Ken Rinaldo
September 19, 2010 to March 20, 2011
The Maison d’Ailleurs presents an exhibition dedicated to the works of the american artist Ken Rinaldo, specializing in robotic installations that blur the boundaries between the living and the artificial. This is the first presentation of this major artist in Switzerland.
The Art of Ken Rinaldo is made of complex evolutionary relationships, “emerging systems” that promote communication between species. Ken Rinaldo presents our environment as a wide area of meetings, a land of shifting borders that we have to explore. Due to unreal ecologies leading to perspective reversals, Rinaldo gives rise to the visitor’s suspension of disbelief and sense of wonder, as only science fiction could do when it is at the top of its inventiveness.
Ken Rinaldo is an artist and theorist. His work has been exhibited on an international level and he has received a lot of prizes : a prize in Ars Electronica (2004), the first prize in Avida 3.0., etc. Rinaldo teaches interactive and multimedia robotic sculpture at the Colombus’ Ohio State University (USA).