Spring Hokin Project Exhibit

Will It Work? A Laboratory of Kinetic Sculpture
March 21 – April 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21, 2013   5:00 – 7:00
With a special demonstration of handmade musical instruments by Dave Dolak at 6pm

The Hokin Project Gallery is turning into a laboratory of sorts, exposing the intricate processes behind the creation of motion. Inspired by the imaginative machines of the current Glass Curtain Gallery exhibition, Rube Goldberg’s Ghost, the Hokin Project installation showcases Columbia College student artists as they generate kinetic sculpture.

WILL IT WORK? places particular emphasis on process-based materials (including sketches, blueprints, plans and models) along with the objects themselves. Many of the sculptures will be in a constant state of progress, as the projects develop and evolve from the artists’ initial ideas, using complex means to reach specified functions. Once an end is within reach, the ultimate question still stands: Will it work?

WILL IT WORK? is presented in collaboration with students in Kinetic Sculpture, an A+D course taught by Whitney Huber. Special thanks to Elizabeth Burke-Dain, curator of Rube Goldberg’s Ghost and Mark Porter, exhibition coordinator.

For information about the course contact hokinproject@gmail.com


623 S Wabash Ave, 1st floor

The Hokin Project, an arts management practicum course, provides gallery management, exhibition, curatorial, and design experience for students of all majors. The Project presents the work of the Columbia College Chicago community through programs, events, and exhibitions.

Launched in 2010, the Hokin Project is a student-run collaboration of the Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department (AEMM) and Student Affairs / Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces (DEPS) of Columbia College Chicago.

Gallery Hours

Mon – Fri 8am – 11pm
and Sat 8am – 6pm

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