Alan Rath  


Alan Rath is well known for the electronic, kinetic, and robotic sculpture that he has produced since the early 1980s. Rath was born in Ohio in 1959 and was fascinated with machinery from an early age. Early influences include NASA, Robert Moog, and Jimi Hendrix. He is largely self -taught in electronics and art, but holds a degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

An acknowledged pioneer in the exploration of electronics as an art form, Rath has exhibited his works worldwide. He participated in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and his sculptures are held in museum collections across the United States as well as in Europe and Japan. His works are admired for being carefully crafted and frequently charged with subtle animated humor.

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Wall Throbber, 1998
aluminum, electronics, speaker. A passionate device that causes a red childís ball to bounce gently.
aluminum, electronics, speakers, 15.5 x 29 x 23 in.,
Comprised of two speakers with thrusting metallic cones at their centers that alternate pulsations.

Mill, 1992
electronics, aluminum, tripod and speaker, 59 x 34 x 42 in.
A Duchampian souvenir, that combines an old artist's easel and a loudspeaker.

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Off the Wall Running Man Scanner IV Vanity