Kidner, Michael. (12 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type


  • Duration


  • Shelf mark


  • Subjects


  • Recording date

    1996-03-16 and 1996-03-29 and 1996-04-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Kidner, Michael, 1917- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 12. Friendship with Kenneth Martin (continued); discussion of Michael Kidner's (MK) growing interest in mathematics and his work relating to it; his work with lattices in the 1970s; MK's use of computers for drawing, and remarks of Geoffrey Steele's about the use of computers in art; discussion of differences between art generated by computer and art made by purely human action, and remarks on one of MK's most recent pieces; his concern with the third dimension; discussion of MK's working methods, and of the interaction between original concept and aesthetic judgement in his work. Remarks on idealism and politics, especially concerning the Russian revolution and the building of Brasilia, and about ideas concerning the creation of order. Discussion of MK's reading about mathematics, of the use of computers, and of human thinking.

  • Description

    Item notes: Transcript available

  • Related transcripts

    Michael Kidner interviewed by Penelope Curtis: full transcript of the interview

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item