Whimsy and profundity stand in equal measure in the extraordinary work of Arthur Ganson. If you are unfamiliar with his unique vision of dance, please watch these two short videos.
Ganson sees himself as a combination of “mechanical engineer and choreographer.” In a TED Talks video, he speaks of the cycle he propagates with his inventions, which begins as a thought in his own mind, is physicalized in the process of creating the machine, and ends in the mind of the person perceiving it. This avoids the question of where the thought originates, in our case, usually conjured from movement… but this is a subject for another day.
TED Talks video featuring Arthur Ganson and more of his sculptures: