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Shinkichi TJIRI. USA- ND .Folded Overhand Knot 2009. Aluminium.




Greek for... ' I' ve got it ' by Archimedes ...
' Heureka ' by Jean Tinguely. 1964. Iron mixed media. Switzerland.




In 1960 Jean Tinguely (1925 1991) went to New York and in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art he built a machine - which self destructed several hours later amid a great deal of smoke and loud noise. The work was entitled Study for an End of the World.
This was meant irronically: whilst some have nightmares about humans being dominated by machines.
Tinguely sees machines as the playthings of homo ludens, man the player. 
Greek for... ' I' ve got it', legend has it that this was the cry uttered by Archimedes as he stepped into a full bath and realised that the amount  of  water spilling over could be used to determine whether an object was made of pure gold or an alloy, thus giving us the Archimedes Principle.
Heureka by Tinguely is something between a steam engine and a spaceship 
Here we have the Tinguely Principle which explains how everything is organised by chlarious chaos.
(bibliography thanks to ArtZuid International Sculpture Route Amsterdam 2011).







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