Abraham Palatnik
b. 1928

Palatnik specifically tied his kinetic art to cinema. His Aparelho cinecromatico, from 1964, houses a series of colored lights and two motors set in motion by a programmed electric circuit board that sends signals to wood blades covered in canvas and anchored to wood blocks. With its black frame, the sculpture looks like a movie screen turned on its side, with the longer side running vertically. While its proportions thus recall traditional easel paintings, its moving imagery and title–a portmanteau …

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Aparelho Cinecromatico (1964)