Assemblage is a primary technique for Steampunk artists. PBS Arts presents a sweet overview of Steampunk in its Off Book series. My favorite quote, by Dr. Grymm:

“Finding these antique pieces and refurbishing them into other things… I’ve always done that. If I find a piece and it can’t be fixed and built back to what it was then why don’t I repurpose it into something new that is just as beautiful?”

The music work is also fascinating! I didn’t know there was a genre of music for Steampunk. For sure if I lived in NYC I would visit the Steampunk Haunted House, wow!

Off Book: Steampunk from PBS Arts on Vimeo.

Steampunk art evokes an alternate reality where steam is the primary source of power. Technology, though highly advanced, has taken on a very different look and feel, and fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian styles. In this episode, we explore the Steampunk aesthetic and art movement. We speak with a Steampunk artist, a composer who created an entire piece of music inspired by Steampunk, and a performing arts collective whose work falls naturally into this intriguing world.


Joey Marsocci aka Dr Grymm:
Third Rail Projects:
David Bruce, Composer:
Ensemble ACJW:

Additional Art By:

Music by:


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