Press a button or crank a wheel and Steve Gerberich's sculptures come to life. A flock of decoy geese overhead flap open suitcase wings. A wooden cow with hooves clad in high-top sneakers is milked endlessly by an over-enterprising farmer. These and up to 28 other witty motion machines are the wildly successful traveling exhibition Holiday Springs & Sprockets: The Mechanical Sculptures of Steve Gerberich.
Constructed from old machine parts, kitchen utensils, pieces of furniture, lighting fixtures, medical supplies, toys and carnival figurines, Gerberich's work offers viewers a unique way to interact with contemporary sculpture, explore the principles of simple mechanical motion or simply ponder the remarkable inventiveness of his art.
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This video features interview footage from the Gerbomatic Studios in Brooklyn, NY and exhibition footage captured at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC.