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Takeshi Murata's Melter 3-D at Frieze New York

At Frieze New York 2014, Ratio 3 debuted Melter 3-D, a sculptural animation by Takeshi Murata. Presented as a single object under controlled lighting, Melter 3-D is a metallic sphere that produces the illusion of perpetual liquid flow across its surface. Combining Murata’s recent three-dimensional rendering (OM Rider, 2013) with his ongoing series of animations of hypnotic liquidity (Melter 1, 1997; Melter 2, 2003), Melter 3-D blends Murata’s unique animation aesthetic with classical sculpture, creating an entirely new experience of animation in the round. The piece was covered by the following publications:

THE NEW YORK TIMES
ART AGENDA
INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
ARTSPACE
VISIONAIRE

Posted: May 21 2014