The Greek-born sculptor Panagiotis Vassilakis, known as Takis, is an artist who enjoys combining nature, technology, and the rules of physics. Self-taught and a major figure in kinetic art but also close to the New Realists and Fluxus, Takis never belonged to any school. Inspired by the industrial world, he first created long iron rods which he borrowed from railway signaling and which vibrate thanks to the wind, in the 1960s. His research led to the use of electromagnetic phenomena to create dancing sculptures and musical. Writer William Burroughs will say with his clocks: "and we hear the metal think ...". Fascinated by magnetic fields and physical phenomena, Takis seeks to give shape to hidden forces, to make visible the phenomena of attraction and the concept of energy.