Kinetic Sculptures and balancing acts
a series of small toy-like mechanical sculptures assembled with common craft materials, found objects, and movement mechanisms. In many cases asking the observer to interact with the work for it to exist, Rapillard is merging quantum philosophies, upcycled materials, movement and sound in a colorful manner to create a childlike experience of simplicity and unadulterated happiness.
The works focus is dualistic wherein it repurposes “useless” objects to recreate “useless” fun objects. The use of mechanics and repurposed materials is a reaction to the consumption based philosophy of society whereby we tend to throw away rather than repair and fundamentally don’t understand how things work. It brings the observer to “create” the work by interacting with it rather than simply observing it thus changing the involvement of how art is experienced. .