Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Jumping fleas

A mechanical model of a flea circus trampoline by artist Eleanor Morgan

Eleanor Morgan is a multi-talented artist with an interested in our desire to connect with animals. Her videos, sculpture, performance and drawings "explore animals as shifting, sticky 'things': animal as activity, rather than animal as object".

This piece is in the form of an automata with 3 jumping fleas on a trampoline, winding the handle causes them to jump up and down, you can see a video of it in action on the artist's website.

1 comment:

FleaCircusDirector said...

The artist has advised me that it's not actually three fleas on a trampoline but one very energetic flea. Sorry for any confusion that might have arisen.