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An art form, such as an assemblage or sculpture, made up of parts designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or an external stimulus, such as light or air.
kinetic artist n.
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(Art Terms) art, esp sculpture, that moves or has moving parts
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sculptural art with movable parts activated by motor, wind, or other means.
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(c. 1930–) An art form in which light and balance create a work that moves, or appears to move. Air currents, electric motors, artificial lighting, etc., are used to create such effects.
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