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Strange machines in the DASA
DASA will be showcasing exhibits of a special kind in Dortmund from October 4th: Little curious machines that come to life at the push of a button and that captivate children and adults alike. The exhibits can be seen for the first time in NRW.
An adult and a child in the exhibition "The secret life of the machines" (Photo: Daniel Gasenzer, DASA) From October 4 to December 30, 2009, the German Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition (DASA) is showing the special exhibition "The Secret Life of Machines". 40 wonderful and curious machines from the British “Cabaret Mechanical Theater” are exhibited. The mechanics of the wooden machines are set in motion, do tell short Stories – partly in the middle of life, partly absolutely fantastic.
Peter Markey originally sold his mechanical works of art in the late 1970s through a small shop in Cornwell as wooden children’s toys. Over time, however, it became clear that it wasn’t just children who had friends at the machines. In May 1983 the "Cabaret Mechanical Theater" was founded. The visitors came and now paid to use twist grips or buttons to see the machines in action. The CMT has been showing its machine art in London since 1985.
For children aged eight and over, a two-hour workshop is also offered during the autumn and Christmas holidays, which conveys the structure, function and mode of operation of the essential components and guides them in the construction of their own machines. The dates for the autumn holidays have already been set: Tuesday, October 13 and 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday, October 15 and 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registrations are accepted at 0231 / 9071-2645.
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