Going to Kinetica (picture above is from kinetica) the other week reminded me about the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, specifically the work of Tim Hunkin, who will be a fondly remembered hero to many (which makes it sound like he's dead, he's not). He used to do a brilliant cartoon in The Observer called The Rudiments Of Wisdom, and that's now collected here. He made a fantastically quirky series called The Secret Life Of Machines - a lot of which has made it to YouTube. The piece where he demonstrates how video tape works with sticky tape and rust is typically, quietly brilliant. (And you can see almost every thing from the series here on google video.)
But the moment that caused my biggest grin while re-discovering Hunkin was finding that he's installed loads of his arcade machines on Southwold Pier. I'm especially excited about The Quantum Tunnelling Telescope.
I'm thinking this makes Southwold Pier the perfect winter weekend day-out destination. Anyone fancy coming along?