Arts Technology& Culture: Reuben Margolin and Kinetic Sculpture

Mon Dec 5
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Discussion, Seminar, City
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Reuben Margolin, a longtime Bay Area maker, creates kinetic wave sculptures that combine the logic of math with the sensuousness of nature. First inspired by the mysterious and mathematical qualities of a caterpillar's crawl, Margolin began capturing the complex movements and structures of nature in sculptural form. His sculptures, which use a diverse range of materials, from cardboard to tungsten and from found to precision machined, undulate, spiral, bob, and dip in gloriously natural-seeming ways, driven by arrays of pulleys, motors, cogs and gears. Focusing on natural elements, his work is both elegant and hypnotic.


  1. Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
    2594 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA