The Drawing Robots were commissioned by the Universidad Tres Febrero in Argentina. They were created on-site; after shopping in Buenos Aires for the parts, I found 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 to hold the original toy and use that in the overall construction and functioning of the robot.
Pens and fine arts paper were used to create different compositions.
What was fun for me was seeing the time-lapse indications of where the robot had moved in the photo documentation.
The compositions were constrained by 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)
THE URBAN ART SPACE Columbus, Ohio Oct-Nov 2019
Faculty of the Department of Art exhibition showing the 3D animation of the Continuous War Train, the worldwide premiere of the Maximum Frustration Compressor & Automatist human and machine drawings.
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 commission, invited by Director Professor Mariela Yeregui
Artist and director:
CREDITS / TECHNICAL
The robots for this work were purchased in Argentina and rewired to function as they did. They were left in Argentina after the exhibition.
SHOW REQUIREMENT and DIMENSIONS
This work can be displayed in the standard 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