Méta-Matic No. 10
104 x 129 x 55 cm
Iron tripod, sheet-iron elements, wooden wheels, rubber belts, metal rods, everything painted black with a round white element, electric motor
First unveiled at Iris Clert’s gallery in Paris in 1959, Tinguely’s Méta-Matics are drawing machines that viewers themselves could activate. The artist was in effect inviting exhibition visitors to take part in an interactive art happening.