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Art that will make you laugh: Sketches and behind-the-scenes images from Aparna Rao
Artist Aparna Rao in her workshop, among cardboard models of the pieces she shows in today’s talk. Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio
Aparna Rao makes the kind of art that makes you go “awwwwww,” even if you are the kind of person who would never make such a noise. In today’s talk, this TED Fellow shows us a gallery of art that goes a little crazy when no one is looking, but snaps to attention when someone walks in. And a sculpture that waves maniacally to the viewer — at least until someone new steps into the room. And a stadium, created with her artistic partner Søren Pors, that is full of characters who clap in a very usual way.
Here, Rao shares with us some sketches and images of her work.
The artist’s early sketch of the sculpture ‘Framerunners,’ a complex windowpane that is inhabited by a tribe of bouncing figures. Hear more in today’s talk. Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio
A studio rendering of a work in progress, ‘Untitled (Bot).’ Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio
An image of the moving sculpture ‘Drifter,’ which spins and pivots on the ball of its hat. See it move in Rao’s TED Talk from 2011. Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio
An image of the moving sculpture,] ‘Split Knife.’ The knife goes in one wooden block and then out the other. Image Courtesy: Gallery SKE.
An image of the moving sculpture ‘Sun Shadow.’ This sun eventually rises up the wall—but it has a really hard time doing so. See it in action in this TED Talk. Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio
Want to hear more about Pors & Rao’s work? Watch her TED Talk “High-tech art (with a sense of humor)” from TED Global 2011 »
And check out the website for Pors & Rao Studio »