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Martin'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 movement.  Alongside this work his practice is also concerned with making kinetic architectural maquettes that slowly investigate themes of repetition, precision and rules. These utopian objects and spaces that are seemingly impossible to implement 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 Applause Machines by Martin Smith for Laikingland are currently available from Paul Smith's wonderful Albemarle Street store, London.

Martin Smith Studio are currently working on commissions to build a new landmark public artwork for Penarth Heights, Wales and a Kinetic Rainbow for the NHS Walton Centre, Liverpool.

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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