Nicholas Schöffer
1912 – 1992

Like the color organ inventors, Hungarian kinetic artist Schöffer loved coming up with neologisms to describe his art and theory. For instance, he said that much of his work concerned “chronodynamism,” or the “structuring of time.” Schoeffer also referred to his work as “lumiodynamism,” or the play of light on a surface and in space. His goal was to illuminate, re-form, and reshape space via the movement and play of a kinetic work of art. His Lux series of kinetic …

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Cyspe (1959)