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PRINT December 1962/January 1963

Charles Mattox: Three Machines

His machines, often gimmicky and witty, are a form of up-to-date popular art more concerned with the rosy science-fiction vision of the marriage of art and technology than with constructivist purity of color, line, form and space.

Rotating Color Field. Consists of a series of mechanically rotating vanes painted in dark saturated colors. When in motion the color field silently turns a cycle of colors and has a mysterious and hypnotic visual quality.

Switcher-Bitcher. Apart from having the expected superimposed motion of various parts rotat­ing and reciprocating with a pattern of lights in a numbered frame busily clicking on and off, also in­corporates an electronic sensor which reacts to human beings that approach the machine. The sensor is not a remote control device––the machine thinks for it­self. Anyone crossing its line of vision wearing red clothing causes it to instantaneously react

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