A magic place hides behind a fence on 23rd and Florida streets. Inside, two robots, Slave Zero and Slave One move their articulated arms and an orbit machine creates mesmerizing circles of colored light. It’s the workspace and gallery of Carl Pisaturo, who has been creating luminokinetic sculptures since 1997.

Pisaturo, who studied biology, taught himself how to design and build pieces that play with sound, movement and color. The Stanford University application engineer says that each piece takes months of work and costs him thousands of dollars.

The artist will open his studio to the public for MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project) on Saturday.   Also see Mapping the Mission, One Backyard at a Time

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