Making moving models

In the last week of the project working with artists Toby Downing and Pip Lewis, the morning group constructed models of themselves that can move when you turn a handle. These are called “Automata”.

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As we worked on the models we added clothes, hats, walking sticks and even a dog on a lead.

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It was quite a complicated process to make all the parts and attach them together so they could move.

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There was lots of cutting and then attaching the moving pieces together with a split pin.

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It was exciting to turn the handle and see the arm moving for the first time.

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The “Automata” can be seen as part of our exhibition in the cafe in Llanelly House next week.

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