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Art in the Machine

Posted on December 11, 2012 by in The OFI Blog

Smithsonian Fellow Chico Togni Makes Art Through Mechanical Innovation

Chico Togni presents his work on 12/11/12

Chico Togni presents his work on 12/11/12

On Tuesday 12/11 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow and Brazilian sculptor Chico Togni gave a talk about his recent work in residence at both the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History.

Chico’s research project at the Smithsonian is entitled, “Technical and Constructive Solutions in Invention and Aerospace Machinery.”

His work is informed by the mechanics of industrial machines. Chico creates complex sculptures and installations of machinery that operate differently from their original intent, challenging the viewer’s experience of reality, fiction,

You can see more of Chico’s work on his innovative website here!