Image: Rainbow
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Martin Smith'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 kinetic 'Rainbow' is now installed in the atrium of the new Sid Watkins Building, at The NHS Walton Centre, Liverpool, UK.
The Applause Machines and Heart Beaters by Martin Smith are currently available from Paul Smith's wonderful Albemarle Street store, London.

Martin Smith Studio are currently working on a commission to build a new landmark public artwork for Penarth Heights, Wale.

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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