Title: The Applause Machine

Description: A machine that gently pokes fun by applauding your interaction. Push the button and the Applause Machine claps it’s hands for you.

“Part of my creative practice is concerned with making kinetic devices that investigate themes of humour, nonsense and futility. I originally designed and made the Applause Machine to gently poke fun at myself, ‘Artist makes a self applauding machine’.”

- Martin Smith 2008

Size: 45cm /17" high.

Materials: Powder coated steel, brass, plastics, wood, motor and batteries.

Year: 1997 and re-imagined with Laikingland in 2008.

Available to buy from: www.laikingland.co.uk

Photograph: Jon Stanley Austin

Movie: Bikeshed


Copyright © Martin Smith 2014, all rights reserved.