Video Explorations of Selected Objects

Daniel E. Kelm has collaborated with One Match Films to produce ten videos for the Poetic Science exhibition. These videos, commissioned by Smith College Museum of Art are on display in the gallery for the duration of the show.

Because these books are meant to be handled and manipulated as part of the aesthetic experience—impossible in a typical gallery setting—the movies provide an important additional dimension to the installation, as well as a resource for those who can't visit the Museum.

Larger versions of each video are available on the detailed information page for each object. To see the larger video and explanatory text, click one of the links to the right. Click the link below to browse all objects on view in the Poetic Science exhibition.


>> checklist of all 28 works featured in Poetic Science

Alchemical Furnace

Earth III
1989


The Four Elements: Water
1989


Religio Mathmatica
1990


A Maze in Book
1991


Templum Elementorum
1994-2006


Surplus Value Books: Catalogue Number 13
2002


Mars
2005


Neo Emblemata Nova
2005


Metamorphic Book
2005