Kidner, Michael. (13 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1996-03-16 and 1996-03-29 and 1996-04-08
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Kidner, Michael, 1917- (speaker, male)
Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)
Part 13. Michael Kidner's (MK) lattice drawings, 1972-5, and use of elastic; his work on computers with Chris Briscoe at the Slade School of Fine Art; description of commission from Martin Ackerman for book 'The Elastic Membrane', produced with Jack Sherriff; MK's silkscreen work with Kelpra Press; his work from 1980 using elastic; remarks on the ideas of Naum Gabo, and MK's own attitude to painting. Discussion of MK's exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, AIR Gallery, in Poland, Helsinki, Hungary and New York; remarks on critical response to his work in New York, and on Heidi Hoffman as MK's dealer in Germany. Discussion of MK's interest in connections between science and art, and impact on MK's work of Roger Penrose's book 'The Emperor's New Mind'.
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