Plastic, aluminum, electronics, speakers
56 x 34 x 12 inches
California Landscape, 1998
Computers, software, electronics, aluminum, motors
Two units: 12 x 25 x 2 feet overall
electronics, aluminum, tripod and speaker,
59 x 34 x 42 inches.
A Duchampian souvenir, that combines an old artist’s easel and a loudspeaker.
Wall Throbber, 1998
aluminum, electronics, speaker, light fixture.
A passionate device that causes a red childís ball to bounce gentle
Walleye VII, 2010
Aluminum, steel, custom electronics, LCD
41 x 17 x 9 inches
Alan Rath has a degree ub electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before graduating from college in 1982, he had the opportunity to work at MITs Visual Language Workshop, the Architecture Machine Group, and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies. As a self-taught artist, he converted his artistic vision into tangible structures.
He makes mechanical sculptures that embed human features in machine bodies. He is known through his unique approach to contemporary art through his creation of mechanical sculpture. Rath showed interest in art at an early age and was inspired by the kinetic sculpture of Alexander Calder and Jean Tinguely after seeing their work in a museum. Rath was born in Ohio in 1959 and even as a child experimented with electronic devices.