2013 Presenters


International Kinetic artists, presenters and entertainers will deliver exciting, informative and educational Symposium programming.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Topic: History of Kinetic Art

Title: “Transition from Tradition”

             “The Beginning” Ralfonso

Ralfonso will take us on a journey through the periods and artists which ushered in the Kinetic Art movement, from its inception with “The Bicycle Wheel” of Marcel Duchamp in 1913 to the mechanics of Naum Gabo and the kinetic art with light effects of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy in the Constructivist movement of the 20’s and 30’s. Alexander Calder’s “Cirque,” and mobiles from 1926-29 influence George Rickey’s combination of engineering and mechanics in the 50’s.  The metamechanics of Jean Tinguely in the Dada tradition also impact kinetic art in the 50’s.

The influence of these early kinetic artists extends through the digital era when experimentation with computers, video, film, and laser inspires the interactive art of Soto, the electromagnetic and solar energy works of Takis, the light and sound pieces of Agam, and the cybernetics of Schoffer.

In closing we will briefly review the organizations that support Kinetic Artforms such as the  Kinetic Art Organization, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), International Sculpture Center (Sculpture Magazine) and companies such as Boca Bearings.

“Exhibiting Kinetic Art” 

Overview of exhibitions throughout the world, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, China Symposium, Kinetic Art Museum, UK, Momentum and the inaugural Intl’ Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. (‘Le Mouvement’ was held at Galerie Denise René in Paris). How Kinetic Art has a 4th dimension (orbit/movement air space) when curating exhibits.

“The David Bermant Collection” – Katherine Boone 

David Bermant was a remarkable man. He was one of the greatest supporters of Kinetic and technological art.  He commissioned many artists to expand their creativity affording them to become prolific and well known Kinetic Artists. He delivered public art should be shard with the public and did so in all of his shopping malls that he built across the Nation.

We are honored to have Katherine Boone present  David’s story, his Legacy and his Foundation. Katherine has graciously provide some of David Bermant’s books that she complied along side David wife, Susan Hopmans.

  “The Liveliness of Kinetic Art” – Cynthia Pannucci, founder/director of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)

The whimsical, poetic, humorous, energetic, and other alluring qualities of kinetic art via the works in the shows she curated in the early 1990s in New York City.

Cynthia Pannucci’s 28-year artistic career directly informs her current work as one of the leaders of the international art-science field. Her artwork embraced printmaking, crafts, mixed-media, photography, and interactive sculpture.

Since 1988, Ms. Pannucci has been the founder/director of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), a non-profit organization based in New York City that was instrumental in revitalizing the art & technology movement in the United States during the 1990’s. It is known for producing formative symposia, exhibitions, and resource tools for nurturing this field.  Cynthia curated and organized several exhibitions.

In 1998, under Cynthia’s leadership, ASCI widened its scope to nurturing and coalescing the international field of art-science via the production of four notable symposia on collaboration.

It is out pleasure to have Cynthia present at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium and share her thoughts on the “The Liveliness of Kinetic Art.”

  “Future Impact” – Paul Daniel

Improved technology combined with creativity is the starting point for Kinetic artists. Today Kinetic art is incorporated in many of our daily activities. Kinetic Art triggers innovation and new technologies.

We are very excited to have Paul Daniel as one of our featured kinetic artists with two artworks in the outdoor exhibit.  One is called Tattletoo located just west of the RR tracks on East Ocean Avenue by a fun Jamaican restaurant called Bun Bun. The other kinetic artwork is located on Boynton Beach Blvd. just west of NE 1st Street. You can locate these artworks on you map and go and experience them for yourselves.

Paul’s kinetic art is very inspiring which lead him to develop his latest project called the Chase Pier Model. We call this a Kinetic Eco Art Project because demonstrates how kinetic art triggers innovation and new technologies to cleanse Baltimore Bay water.

3:30PM – 5:00 PM

Topic: How Kinetic Art is Made

Title: “Breaking the Barriers”

          “Art forms in Motion” 

A review of Kinetic Art Forms.

          “Imagination” Theo Jansen’s video presentation

This video gives us a window into the fascinating art form of Theo Jensen’s kinetic art where, “The line between Art and Engineering is only in our Minds.”

  “Collaboration” – Facilitated by Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Administrator

Panel of multi disciplines discuss the team that creates Kinetic Art and how it is integrated into projects. Kinetic Artists David Langley, and Ralfonso, Architect (Young Song), Physicist (Jay Moskowitz), Engineer, (Sarah Younger)  Boca Bearing Industry Partner, Jay Flanzbaum.

“Advancement” – Jay Moskowitz and Robert Perless

 Technologies and the advancement of Kinetic Art.

Peerless Wind Systems is a startup company that has applied Kinetic Art to Energy Generation and have created an advanced design for an electric generator for small wind turbines for which a patent is being submitted. This company is a partnership with Jay Moskowitz and Robert Perless.

Jay as president and CEO brings his physicist background to contributes to a cohesive organization as he drives the team toward their product goals. For the last 7 years, he has been focused on energy conservation and other energy related projects which lead to the formation of Peerless Wind Systems with Kinetic Art being applied to energy production for urban environments.

Robert Perless is a major sculpture and engineer who has a history of 50 years of creating kinetic sculptures for municipalities, universities and corporations, that all move in the wind.  It was from all these years of creating massive precision designs of art of thousands of pounds that smoothly move with the wind, that a radically new turbine design was created

As Cheif Innovation Officer, Robert will introduce his history of of Kinetic Art and how this lead up to applying its designs to the creation of wind turbines. We will be showing the progression of major pieces of art that move in the wind and a video of tests performed on various designs of wind turbines that look radically different than prior turbines.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

11:00 am – 12:00 noon


Topic: Education through Kinetic Art Curriculum

Title: “The Learning Experience”

       “Building S.T.E.A.M.” – Sarah Younger

Why S.T.E.A.M Curriculum is important and how Kinetic Art delivers.

Sarah Younger is an kinetic artist who has an very unique artwork in the outdoor Kinetic Exhibit.  It’s a solar powered rain barrel called Mni Iktom. She is an engineer and founded a non profit called Lamplit.

Sarah will present the STEAM curriculum and how it is important to cross curriculum learning.  Kinetic art is proven to be a way to stimulate creative learning and the STEAM curriculum.

       “SolART Project” – Rein Treifeldt Solar Tree Kinetic Artist 

Review of SolART project. Discussion of learning experience with educator and students.

Rein Triefeldt will tell us about his Solar Tree Project.  The Solar Tree project has been taught in school systems across the US and Internationally.  Rein just returned from Cypress and has a great story to tell about his Solar Tree Project experience there.

      “Expanding Creativity” – Bill Henry

How Kinetic Art fuels creativity and cross curriculum learning to deliver new technological advancements.

Bilhenry Walker has been  producing art and technology since 1968. After completing his studies in Pasedena he was highly influenced by Robert Erwin, Doug Wheeler, Ernie Terrel, Dwane Valentine and Billy Bankston of the California School motivating him to use light as a medium. His new artwork uses light to create an inner mystery and the inner shape of his artwork. Now he is creating larger outdoor lighted kinetic artwork that will supply the grid with solar power. This contributes to more esthetic technological advancements in energy therefore expanding creativity.

      “Kinetic Art Awards Presentations”

International Kinetic Art Organization Awards – Ralfonso

The 2013 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition

8 min. Awards video,

showcases Kinetic Art from 32 kinetic artists from 8 Countries, including China, India, Switzerland, etc. on 4 Continents.

The quality and depth of the submissions were astounding and all the judges expressed the difficulty to only select 3 Winners and 3 honorable Mentions.

The 2013 KAO Award Winners are:

1st Prize  – Behnaz Farahi Bousanjani

2nd Prize – Suguru Goto

3rd Prize  – Lin Emery

as well as the three Honorable Mentions:

Markus Fritschi


Jeffrey Zachmann

For more info – see KAO at www.facebook.com/kineticartorganization

The Awards Ceremony was held at the 1st International Kinetic Art Symposium and Exhibition in Boynton Beach, Florida on Sunday 2/10/2013

Boca Bearings “People Choice Awards”

Winner of the “Peoples Choice Award” in the outdoor exhibit category is SARAH YOUNGER’sMni Iktomi ( pronounced m-knee ick-toe-mee )

Winner of the Boca Bearings “Peoples Choice Award” in the indoor exhibit category is Jeffery Zachmann’s Kinetic Sculpture 2012