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.
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.
Pens and fine arts paper were used to create different compositions.
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.
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)
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:
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.
robotics, drawing robots, chance, light
Recorridos, Arte, Ciencia y Technologia, 2012 pg 102 coverage of UNTREF show in Argentina