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    02 Mechanical TheatreJim Whiting

    Moving as if by magic

    The desire for transformation, passion and erotic fantasies excites people – and also the mechanical world of Jim Whiting.

    An Adonis and the graceful Walking Woman represent the male-female relationship and form the central motif of the British artist’s stomping, leaping installation. However, the mechanical theatre could also be described as a surreal fashion show in which rigid things suddenly spring to life and clothes fly and dance through the air as if by magic.