WILL IT WORK? Opening Reception

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

623 S. Wabash Ave., Hokin Project Room 623 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL, 60605


A Laboratory of Kinetic Sculpture


The Hokin Project Gallery has been turned into a laboratory of sorts, exposing the intricate processes behind the creation of motion. Inspired by the imaginative machines of the current Glass Curtain Gallery exhibition, Rube Goldberg’s Ghost, this installation showcases Columbia College student artists as they generate kinetic sculpture.


WILL IT WORK? places particular emphasis on process-based materials – sketches, blueprints, plans, and models – along with the objects themselves. Here you can follow the kinetic artists as their projects unfold at the expansive workbench, add your own work to the interactive Rube Goldberg-esque Exquisite Corpse, and investigate the world of kinetic structures. Many of the works featured are in a constant state of progress, as the projects develop and evolve from the artists’ initial ideas. Once an end is within reach, the ultimate question still stands: Will it work?


Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5-7pm

with a special demonstration of handmade musical instruments by Dave Dolak at 6pm

Hokin Project Gallery

623 S. Wabash, first floor


(Illustration by Erik Lundquist)


Event Type

Exhibition, Gallery Opening


School of Fine and Performing Arts, Business and Entrepreneurship



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