Hyun Ju Kim: Ex-Media Robot Symbiosis – ANT 2019

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    Ex-Media Robot Symbiosis – ANT 2019

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    Robotic art installation with motors, plaster, robots with IC, sensors, video projection

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    The installation explores the symbiotic relationship between the human body and the non-human mechanism in contemporary techno-society. Mobile robots, sculptures with projected body images and immersive sounds construct a new body form, the dynamic hybrid of the organic and the inorganic throughout the gallery. Viewers are invited to be a part of this synthesized body form by walking through sculptures and interacting with robots with different personality and behavior while controlling the audiovisuals.
    The Robot Symbiosis series starts with thinking about the state of the human body that is expanded and dispersed by media and technology. The work consists of 6-8 pieces of plaster sculpture on which the images of the body are projected and the robots roam between them. The audience contemplates the image of the body that is expanded and dispersed or moves among the robots and the imagery of the body to finally complete the image of the technically sympathetic body.
    The work shows that the human body and the machines are interconnected to form an actor-network. A human body projected on to plaster forms gets the quality of thingness, while robots become more active agents. The artist intended to give viewers a moment to think over the issue of thinness and the non-human in relation to human and body in the time of non-human turn.


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