Len Lye Study Page

b. 1901

"One of my art teachers put me onto trying to find my own art theory. After many morning walks...an idea hit me that seemed like a complete revelation. It was to compose motion, just as musicians compose sound. [The idea] was to lead me far, far away from wanting to excel in...traditional art."

Len Lye is one of New Zealand's most celebrated artists. His international reputation stands primarily on his achievements as a filmmaker and kinetic sculptor. This page on CIRCUIT collects academic resources surrounding his work.

Further reading can be found on the website of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. His films can be viewed at the offices of the New Zealand Film Archive