Maybe it'll have wings that go up and down and rotor blades that spin 'round on the top. It might look like a U.F.O., an armadillo or a lobster. It could even be a nine foot tall high heeled shoe! But...First and foremost, it's a kinetic sculpture - a fantastical work of art and people-powered vehicle designed to travel over all-terrain courses. Over twenty-five years ago, California artist Hobart Brown founded the first-ever kinetic sculpture race. From its modest beginnings as a whimsical parade of Dr. Seuss contraptions, the race has grown to become the Triathlon of the Art World - a 38-mile test of creativity, ingenuity and the outer limits of the human spirit. "IT'LL HAVE BLINKING EYES AND A MOVING MOUTH" is a tribute to Hobart Brown and other veteran racers who have not only sculpted magical vehicles, but also magical lives! Part character study and part road rally, the film is a kinetic slice of life about love, art, machines and the artists who pedal them. Alternately funny ... Written by
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The film was invited to be screened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. See more