Felix's Machines

(Thanks for the heads up, Bricey!)

Artist, musician, and grand master tinkerer Felix Thorn builds machines –wondrous, whimsical, beautiful machines–  by taking apart old, obsolete contraptions and breathing new life, motion, song and light into them. His pieces have been featured in galleries and shop window displays and art installations and commercials, used in various live performances, or as theatrical accompaniment, or as stand-alone film fodder.

He states: “Although my medium focuses on the development of acoustic sounds, I am continually inspired by electronic music – the countless abstractions act as blueprints for the construction of its acoustic counterparts. I aim to build a space where artificial and dream-like environments can become a reality.”

Felix’s Machines EP available here. The stunning film above was recorded and shot at Gasworks in the UK in the winter 2008, and here’s another one (more of an overview) by Tom Mansell:

3 Responses to “Felix's Machines”

  1. Slackety Pants Says:

    Yay! Pheelinxx.

  2. Le Dilettante Says:

    Am I the only one thinking about Aphex Twin’s Druqks here ?

  3. xtiaan Says:

    I actually came to say that Drukqs sparked a movement, but got beaten to it. lol