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Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play

What do you get when you combine art, music and invention with humor, energy and ingenuity?

If you are Montreal’s Jean-Pierre Gauthier, you create complex sculptures that are enticing as both art and a riveting multisensory experience. Whether he uses electric wires and pipe fittings or a piano and microphones, Gauthier transforms everyday objects into moving, singing, almost-breathing organisms.

When Gauthier and his exhibit came to the Akron Art Museum in mid-September, Western Reserve PBS documented the exhibit’s installation. As part of the half-hour special, NewsNight Akron panelist Jody Miller interviewed Gauthier about his unique vision of art, sound, motion and space.


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