Here is Gregory Witt in a nutshell: "I feel like I understand enough about the things around me to build them," Witt writes in his artist's statement. "So I have been."
Witt is a tinkerer. He finds a bunch of materials and assembles bizarre new machines. This is the concept behind Things That Float, an installation of automated artworks at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Each sculpture buzzes and hums, because the machines are always moving, day in, day out, performing their peculiar tasks. What do they do? Nothing practical. But form without function -- or no functional function, anyway -- seems to be the point.
An elevator,Mixed media with video.
19 x 17 x 109 inches high.2009 (00:54)
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