Image: The Applause Machines
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Martin Smith is an artist who's research and work are concerned with people's perception and interpretation of space. He undertakes quite large architectural commissions that interact with their given space and the viewer through mechanical movement.  Alongside this work his practice is also concerned with making kinetic devices that investigate themes of repetition, precision and rules. These utopian objects and spaces are what currently drive his work forward.


Martin is also the Co-Founder and Art Director of the design label, Laikingland. The work he creates through this company plays with the themes of humour, nonsense and futility.

 
The Bird Wave will be featured in the forthcoming Crafts Council UK touring exhibition, A Curious Turn.
Martin Smith and Laikingland will be presenting a Pop-Up kinetic shop, in collaboration with the Crafts Council for the London Design Festival. The Platform, Habitat, King's Road, Chelsea, London. 15th September- 2nd October 2016.
The Cache Machine will be presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during the Salone del Mobile 2016, Milano, Italy.

Martin Smith Studio have been awarded the commission to create an external artwork for the Canolfan Soar, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK.

Bird, Bellow, Whistle was recently featured in Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams on BBC Four. A documentary presented by Professor Simon Schaffer which charts the amazing and untold story of automata - extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life.

 
 
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