The Dresser1pm - 5pm, November 9th
Charlotte, North Carolina
A machine to help Joseph dress.
A year in the making, The Dresser is Joseph's largest machine to date. Viewable only as a live performance at the McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC (free admission). The Dresser is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Chartwell Trust, New Zealand and John and Jo Gow, founders of Connells Bay Sculpture Park, New Zealand.
Sesame StreetNew York, 2013
Joseph meets Murray Monster and Ovejita in Central Park. He teaches them about kinetic art and makes a plant-watering Rube Goldberg machine.
This aired as four segments spread throughout the Sesame Street episode "House of the Year" in February, 2013.
Man Against MachineArs Electronica, Berlin, 2012
Joseph plays a game of soccer against his machine.
This was a live installation in Berlin, Germany, running for three months, where any passerby was invited to play.
Part of the Ars Electronica exhibition IMPETUS AND MOVEMENT in the Volkswagen Automobil Forum.
La Macchina BotanicaVenice Biennial, 2011
A plant-hydration system for the busy gardener.
Built over six days during the opening week of the Venice Biennial with the help of forty local school children.
La macchina botanica was commissioned by MICROCLIMA, a series of site-specific projects in the Greenhouse of Venice's Biennial Garden.
Inventgenuity WorkshopsBrooklyn and Boston, 2011
An intensive two day workshop overseen by Joseph involving 300 kids and five assistants t build a 14-metre-long Rube Goldberg machine.
This was part of the Beampcamp Inventgenuity weekend, held in New York and Boston.
The machine was successfully presented to an audience of several hundred people at the end of the workshop.
Creme That Egg!New Zealand, 2008
Chocolate-egg pulverizing device for those that want to get straight to the creamy filling.
This was the machine that reawakened Joseph's childhood passion for making contraptions.
Viewed by 2 million people and featured in The New Yorker and on New Zealand's current affairs television show Campbell Live.
The Falling WaterNew Zealand, 2008
Joseph places glass on wooden spoon, triggering machine to slice cucumber, dispense ice, pour lemonade and splash feijoa vodka into glass.
Christmas Countdown DeviceLondon, 2008
A large clock that counts down to christmas, powered by the movement of cascading chocolate balls through various mechanisms.
Commissioned by DDB (London) and Terry's Chocolate Orange.