Not the desire for a superficial collection nor an absolute parallelism: an exhibition-comparison which invites reflection on the similitudes and contrasts among apparently distant artistic languages. The historic protagonists of kinetic art vs. a recognised contemporary artist. A confrontation/encounter. An encounter/confrontation. An open dialogue of contrasting poetics. The artist-as-man’s central position is denied in view of making the unquestioned protagonist the work itself, and the simulated world of man in the new millennium, whose contours are traced out in the form of biotechnologies and pharmaceutical and food multinationals. At the basis of this artistic reflection both for the operators of De Paris’ kinetic/programmed creations and for the artist himself is the central role of science and technology as well as technical, industrial materials like plastic, glass, noble metals and immaterial elements like light, space and movement (real or artificial).