Alexander Berchert’s work is vibrant, interactive and playful. He creates kinetic sculptures that display his fascination for physics and embrace the beauty of mass-produced objects.
In today’s society almost everything we desire is available and can be bought. There is no need to craft tools, build houses or invent the car. Someone has done it all for us.
We take it for granted, having things like washing machines and toasters, but the ingenuity, the drive for aesthetics and the amount of time it requires to create something that washes clothes or toasts bread deserves recognition and admiration.
Alexander analyses the properties and functions of mass-produced objects, values their creative potential and uses the basic principles of physics to change them from ordinary household items into something new, joyful and unexpected.