Build a Rube Goldberg Machine with Blood, Sweat and Tears curators, Isabelle and Sophie Lynch
Saturday, October 1 from 2 – 4 pm
Sculpture Park at AGG
Kids aged 8 and up
A marble rolls down a ramp and nudges a small toy car. The car races down a tube, crashing into a winding chain of dominoes. As the final domino falls it turns on a fan that extinguishes a candle. This is an example of a Rube Goldberg machine, a complex contraption that executes simple tasks in an overly complicated manner. These machines are inspired by the intricate inventions featured in cartoonist Reuben Lucius (Rube) Goldberg’s classic comic strips.
Join Blood, Sweat and Tears curators, Sophie and Isabelle Lynch, at the Art Gallery of Guelph and work together to design and build a Rube Goldberg machine using found objects, toys, and recyclable materials.
Working is small groups, kids will design and build a Rube Goldberg machine. The activity will be an exercise in working together and will engage with themes raised by the Blood, Sweat and Tears exhibition, including questions around notions of productivity and non-productivity, the useless expenditure of time and energy, and alternative ways of doing and making.
The activity is suitable for kids ages 8 and up. All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please register in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents are encouraged to participate but need not register.