– Rachael Watts –

By Autumn 2010

‘Len Lye: An Artist in Perpetual Motion’ (2009) exhibition review

Given the enormity of available material, curators Alessio Cavallaro and Tyler Cann employed a conventional chronological approach, tracing Lye’s oeuvre in a tidy, teleological narrative. Even so, the space was transformed into a bubbling micro-universe resembling a rabbit warren with quieter and calmer sequestered side areas for contemplation. – Rachael Watts

‘Len Lye: An Artist in Perpetual Motion’ (2009); installation view with Len Lye, Fountain 1, 1960, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne; courtesy ACMI; photograph Nolan Bradbury