“Accomplice (2010–2012)” by Petra Gemeinboeck, Rob Saunders

  • ©, Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders, Accomplice (2010–2012)


    Accomplice (2010–2012)

Artist(s) and People Involved:



Artist Statement:

    Accomplice features an infestation of autonomous robots — a colony of curious, social machines hidden within the Artspace gallery walls — that function as an allegory of our world’s complex machinic ecology. Each robot is equipped with a motorised punch, a camera, and a microphone to assist in the complete transformation of the surrounding environment. Collectively, these robots explore, learn, play and conspire by knocking against the wall, producing holes and patterns that mark the evolution of their social development.