Mammalian Locomotion

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  • Deep beneath the Earths crust Explorers have found the ruins of a little known and long dead civilization. Not much is known of this civilization, all we know is that they were wiped out by some cataclysmic disaster possibly of their own creation. This is the premise for Mammalian Locomotion, a sculptural exhibition by Tom Buckland exploring the relationship between the human race and technology. It features kinetic and non-kinetic sculpture all made from recycled materials.

    -Mammalian Locomo
    tion Press Release, October 2011
  • Mindreader (waking up low with a fever)
    2010
    Kinetic Sculpture - Hobby Motor, found objects, fabric, desk clock gearbox, curtain rings, beads, acrylic and enamel paints
    24x22x19cm
  • Industrial Complex
    2011
    Kinetic Sculpture - Ride on scooter gearbox + motor, stool, chess pieces, wire, cardboard, paper-mache,recycled timber, found Objects, acrylic and enamel paints
    168x35x46cm
  • Collapse (Mea Culpa)
    2011
    Recycled forklift pallets, tennis racket, found objects, old house paint
    Citizen of a dead civilization. Preserved.
  • Memory Capacitor
    2011
    Paper-Mache, found objects, baubles, milk bottle tops, computer cables, acrylic paint, shellac
    49x43x38cm
  • Thinking Cap (tm)
    2011
    Found Objects, lightbulb, spray enamel, shelf wire, shampoo bottle, wheel, keyboard keys, acrylic and enamel paints
    45x36x29cm
    Recipe for passive and happy consumer.
    Step 1: Remove unnecessary flesh brain.
    Step 2: Seal skull and affix patented Thinking Cap (tm) to skull with bolts provided, always refer to diagram, use only supplied parts.
    Step 3. Citizen is now a happy well adjusted member of society. For optimal consumption and obedience Thinking Cap (tm) is to be charged twice daily via dynamo located on side of device.
    No user serviceable parts inside.
  • Everything is Fine (final)
    2011
    Recycled timber frame, polystyrene packaging, old clothes, found objects, paper-mache, respirator, tea-strainers, computer cables, telephone cord, piano hammers, bottles, paper-mache, acrylic and enamel paints
    192x69x50cm
  • (progress)
    2011
    23c,x14x12cm
    Paper Mache, beads, string, pens, lids, matchsticks, cardboard, bottlecaps, sticks, model rocket, acrylic, enamel
  • Anticitizen
    2011
    Kinetic sculpture - Cardboard, found objects, toy mechanical walking doll, lightbulb
    45x25x12cm
  • Channel Z (3.5 in every household by 1999)
    2011
    Kinetic Sculpture - Household Fan, found objects, beads, paper-mache, mirrors, plastic meat tray
    135x35x16cm

  • The Bends
    2011
    Recycled timber frame, newspaper, found objects, polystyrene packaging, old clothes, found objects, sardine can, kitchen strainers, belts, cardboard, sushi-soy fish, paper-mache, acrylic and enamel paint
    180x63x45cm

    The human race is rising too fast, the bends sets in..
     
  • Amnesia Machine Implant
    2011
    Wearable Kinetic Sculpture - Found Objects, Remote control car chasis, belt, lightbulb, acrylic enamel paints
     
  • Neighbourhood#3 (Power Out)
    2011
    Found objects, Paper-mache, LEDs, lightbulbs, reflectors, arcylic, enamel and shellac
    Series of 9
    Rouge nanomachines form complex coral-like colonies on the overhead powerlines of the neighbourhoods.