Project Description

A succinct definition of the term “mobile” in a visual art sense could be a type of kinetic sculpture in which an ensemble of balanced parts capable of motion are hung freely in space, but which never come into contact with each other.  A mobile is a type of kinetic sculpture constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium. It consists of a number of rods, from which weighted objects or further rods hang. The objects hanging from the rods balance each other, so that the rods remain more or less horizontal. Each rod hangs from only one string, which gives it freedom to rotate about the string.  The originator of Mobiles as an art form was American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976).

OBL/QUE finds mobiles very interesting and inspiring because of their dynamic nature and also because of the efforts that go into making these seemingly simple installations.  OBL/QUE has tried making them at a couple of places, and looks forward to get opportunities to many more of these.

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