Poetic Machine

Research project KASK.


Because the installation consists of two objects, the two robot cubes can be considered a love pair. But because a cube body does not show any formal similarities with the human appearance, the ‘body consumption’ is limited to an idea. Yet we see the robot cubes performing sexually oriented movements and it is these movements that make the viewer believe in a psychologically motivated and subjective process of action and reaction. Is it a cubist foreplay? Or do the cubes sometimes argue? Such interpretations are generated by the (re) producing movement. After all, most machines are made for the production of artifacts. The movement produced by the robots seems from that perspective to resemble a mating dance with, for example, their reproduction as goal. On the other hand, their movement also seems to be a discussion between two entities that by definition will never agree, unless very briefly.

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