Xiaofei Dyson



As a young boy growing up in China WuXiaoFei was very introverted and reserved. He had always enjoyed taking things apart to see how they worked, which meant they then had to rebuild. Discovering a problem and finding the solution gave him a great sense of achievement, even when the problem was small.

He is inspired by taking an idea from initial concept and developing the process all the way through to making the final piece. Along the creative journey conquering obstacles to ensure that the ultimately goal is achieved - seeing it work. This artist is curious about the challenges presented by his work.

The work has investigated the connection between Kinetic Art and the influence historical inventions have had on its development. Exploring kinetic sculptures that interact with the audience. He hopes his work provokes responses which attracts children to his playful contraptions and that both children and adults interact and enjoy in the same way. The pleasure he experiences in exhibiting comes from the satisfaction of been able to make people smile and children ask questions. His sculptures can be described as curiously stimulating.

Whilst being a strong 3D maker, my skills lie predominantly with inventive and innovative approaches to media and materials when producing work of varying types.

Using technology in unusual and inventive ways, my work also is about developing technology in formats that aren’t just about the practical but more about how to figuring out how a piece works.

OXYGEN: Artist Membership Programme

The above artist has enrolled in Kinetica Museum's artist member programme

Kinetica's membership scheme was launched in November 2010, and aims to provide Kinetica with the opportunity to extend it’s artist network whilst fostering emerging talent. Oxygen members are entitled to a profile on the Kinetica Museum’s website, and gain access to Kinetica's interim exhibitions as well as our networks. This year Kinetica is focusing on an international tour, our artist members will have the opportunity to be involved and submit work for the following tour. In December 2013, a group of Kinetica’s Artist Members will be selected for a member’s exhibition in 2014. For more information on our artist membership scheme, please visit the MEMBERSHIP section on this website.