This unusual bird on a branch is entirely made of old electronic devices. The branch (wall mount) is made from a telephone, a computer speaker and a mount for a computer screen. The bird is made from computer mice, shaving kits, headphones, router antenna etc. This was a tight composition because of the size of the piece, the smaller the portion, the smaller the devices. That means less space for glueing, less space for error.
Hobbelman’s feeling for style and composition stand out brilliantly in his new project Animaux. Hobbelman uses old, discarded electronic devices and turns them into figures of animals. For years he has been working at the ‘Ontdekfabriek’ (Discovery Factory) in Eindhoven, where he gave workshops for children in which he used e-waste to assemble small robots. At the moment, Tim works from home and finds most of his materials in second hand shops. He is a polite, friendly guy: “I do think what I make is a form of art, but to say it’s art…?”