Amy  Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo was created for an exhibition Beam Me Up curated by Leonel Moura. The work was a 3D rapid prototyped two headed cricket with a bull like saddle and a figure riding the “bull” cricket. The work is painted gold and mounted on Woman Art and Technology book, by Judy Malloy. This was my way of having Amy enter this book as I have always felt she should be within. I was able to also find two articulated toys to create a mini world and one that reminded me of my super hero Amy with the red hair.

Notice the figure is holding a Woman’s Tear Machine Gun the ultimate metaphor for disarming and peaceful uses of technology, is the flaccid gun.

Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo, 3D rapid prototype, figures and book.
Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo, 3D rapid prototype, figures and book.

It was a repurposed 3D model that I created for the Trans-Species show and repurposed for this exhibition.

Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo, 3D model
Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo, 3D model

The 3D models of Amy Riding the Golden Cricket.

Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo, 3D model
Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo, 3D model

The concept for the show was Leonel Moura who wanted to have all works arrive digitally to be printed at his gallery.

A exhibition shot at the Robot Factory, Leonel Moura gallery in Lisbon Portugal.

Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo with other works of Beam Me Up curated by Leonel Moura
Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo with other works of Beam Me Up curated by Leonel Moura

I was really excited by this idea though felt I would have a more complete work that also involved other elements such as the book.

Beam Me Up curator and artist Leonel Moura
Beam Me Up curator and artist Leonel Moura

Other artists that were in the exhibition:

Emanuel Pimenta
Genco Gulan
Holger Lippmann
Kas Oosterhuis
Ken Goldberg
Ken Rinaldo
Jorge Moura
Leonel Moura
Miguel Chevalier
ORLAN
Ozan Ertug
Stelarc
Suzanne Anker
Telmo Alcobia
Zaven Paré

 

EXHIBITIONS

Beam me up! February 2014  Lisbon Portugal
Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo in Beam Me Up, Curated by Leonel Moura. Centro de Artes e Cultura Av. da Liberdade 64| Ponte de Sor

Beam Me Up!, LxFactory, Lisboa, 2013
Amy Riding the Golden Cricket by Ken Rinaldo in Beam Me Up, Curated by Leonel Moura