The Drawing Robots were commissioned by the Universidadad Tres Febrero in Argentina. They were created on site, after shopping in Buenos Aires for the parts, I was able to find two simple mechanical toys, which I deconstructed and reconstructed into art making robots.

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Drawing Robots by Ken Rinaldo, in action at TECNOLOGÍA Y ESTÉTICA DE LAS ARTES ELECTRÓNICAS UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE TRES DE FEBRERO invited by Professor Mariela Yeregui

Part of the fun for me was to use bits of white plastic that was used to hold the original toy and be able to use that in the overall construction and functioning of the robot.

Drawing Robots by Ken Rinaldo, in action at TECNOLOGÍA Y ESTÉTICA DE LAS ARTES ELECTRÓNICAS UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE TRES DE FEBRERO invited by Professor Mariela Yeregui
Drawing Robots by Ken Rinaldo, in action at TECNOLOGÍA Y ESTÉTICA DE LAS ARTES ELECTRÓNICAS UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE TRES DE FEBRERO invited by Professor Mariela Yeregui

Pens and fine arts paper were used to create different compositions.

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Drawing Robots by Ken Rinaldo, in action at TECNOLOGÍA Y ESTÉTICA DE LAS ARTES ELECTRÓNICAS UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE TRES DE FEBRERO invited by Professor Mariela Yeregui

What was really fun for me as seeing the time lapse indications of where the robot has moved in the photo documentation.

The compositions were really what I would call constrained chance operations of the robot functioning in the field bounded by gilded frames.

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Drawing Robots by Ken Rinaldo, in action at TECNOLOGÍA Y ESTÉTICA DE LAS ARTES ELECTRÓNICAS UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE TRES DE FEBRERO invited by Professor Mariela Yeregui

The frames were lent by the curator  and the works in their final incarnation are also framed by gilded frames. One of the robots had white plastic and the other had black plastic (image above and below)

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EXHIBITIONS

TECNOLOGÍA Y ESTÉTICA DE LAS ARTES ELECTRÓNICAS UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL  DE TRES DE FEBRERO Buenos Aires ,Argentina, Nov. 11-17, 2010
Masters Classes for faculty and MFA workshop and comission, invited by Director Professor         Mariela Yeregui

Artist and director:

Ken Rinaldo

CREDITS / TECHNICAL

The robots for this work were purchased in Argentina and rewired to function in the way they did. They were left in Argentina after the exhibition.

SHOW REQUIREMENT and DIMENSIONS

This work can be displayed in the normal room on the wall as complete work or other works can be commissioned to create custom drawings.

KEYWORDS

robotics, drawing robots, chance, light

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recorridos, Arte, Ciencia y Technologia, 2012 pg 102 coverage of UNTREF show in Argentina