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ROBOTS IN CONTEMPORARY ART: CONCEPTUAL AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS
LABORATORIA Art&Science Space, 3 Obukha per.
David BOWEN, artist, professor in sculpture and robotechnics of the Minnesota University (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
In the framework of the exhibition TELE-PRESENT WIND. Artistic effects of nature elements technic transformation (aesthetic data) David will tell about the different aspects of robots in contemporary art.
The work is a result of a combination of a particular event and the residue left after the event. In some ways the devices are attempting, often futilely, to simulate or mimic a natural form, system or function. When the mechanisms fail to replicate the natural system the result is a completely unique outcome. It is these unpredictable occurrences that the artist find most fascinating.
These outcomes are a collaboration between the natural form or function, the mechanism and the artist. This combination can be seen as an elaborate and even absurd method of capturing qualified data. David sees the data collected in this manner as aesthetic data.