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Mechanical Dance

Mechanical Dance (2018) is a visual behavioural study on a series of small ‘artefacts’. The ‘artefacts’ are machines made of different everyday objects, powered by an electrical mechanism to create varied movement(s). Thus, each ‘artefact’ has developed its own distinct ‘behaviour’.  

Observations of the machines’ individualistic ‘behaviours’ were recorded through mark-makings (charcoal, ink, pastel) on paper and video documentation. The sensitive marks created by the ‘artefacts’ almost imitate an artist’s strokes.


For reasons highlighted above, featured below are the thoughts that the artist had considered in the making of Mechanical Dance and the processes the artist had gone through. Take your time to appreciate the work that had gone behind the single piece of final work. We hope that you too will be able to see that the value of art lies not solely in the outcome but also in the thoughts of the artist and how that was translated through a physical medium. May this will start your creative juices flowing. Happy art-making!

Artist’s Process Pages:

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Done By: Nur Aqilah Bte Johari
Posted in Art

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