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If you’re in the Bay area (CA, USA) – the kinetic installations by Kal Spelletich go on display this week… @ the LAB…The LAB is pleased to present kinetic installations by Kal Spelletich, a Bay Area-based machine artist and founder of the interactive performance collective SEEMEN. Spelletich’s work compels audience members to fuse themselves with his machines and perceive the world and their place within
it differently as a result. His materials consist largely of reapplied industrial items from junkyards and dumpsters. Participants control (or are temporarily controlled by) the art-bots, many of which are engineered to respond to human biological data. Spelletich’s latest work involves experimenting with bio-morphic inputs that trigger machines and robots to provide viewers with a direct real-life experience. This exhibition will also include kinetic sculptures triggered from input on Capp Street, adjacent to The LAB. In a very visceral way, this work traces an elusive membrane that separates the physical and digital worlds. He will also be collaborating with Chris Johansson.

The LAB will be offering two workshops where Spelletich will demonstrate and teach how to build kinetic machines. An artist talk and discussion will also be hosted.

Friday, August 4 – Saturday, August 19
Performative Demonstration and installation opening: Friday, August 4, 6 – 9
PM
$7 – $15 admission
Demonstration and Artist Talk: Thursday, August 10, 7 – 9 PM
$7 – $15 admission
Kinetic Sculpture & Robotics Workshops: Saturday, August 5 & Saturday,
August 19, 2 – 5 PM
(Call 415-864-8855 to register)
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM