Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams (2013)
Film screening, 60 min
Free, booking essential
One of Ting-Tong Chang’s inspirations, this documentary presented by Professor Simon Schaffer, charts the amazing and untold story of automata – beginning with extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life.
The Daily Telegraph’s Ceri Radford gave the documentary five stars, calling it: “a beautifully made and consistently fascinating account of how clockwork machines changed our relationship with technology.” She continues: “this documentary was a precisely calibrated treat.”
An exhibition of Chang’s latest works, P’eng’s Journey to the Southern Darkness (南冥有鳥, 其名為鵬), is now on display in the Asia House Gallery until 2 September 2016. Free admission. For more information click here.
We are grateful to the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan) for their generous support. With thanks to Zabludowicz Collection for equipment support.