Robotic art - Exhibition catalogue
What is robotic art?
Discover a spectacular world of invention and wonder.
When artists use robotics it is not so much to design robots as to transform the natural world. Giving pride of place to impressive and sometimes monumental works of art, like the twenty installations and performances featured in this catalogue, they strive to dissolve the boundaries between art and science.
Take Chico MacMurtrie / arW's Totemobile, which looks like a well-known make of car but is actually a sculpture concealing fifty interdependent machines that unfolds to form an 18-meter-high organic totem made of metal and inflatable components. Or consider the work of dutch artist theo Jansen, like Animaris Adulari, Animaris Umerus and Animaris Ordis, three of his autonomous giant beach creatures that resemble mammoth skeletons and are impelled by wind. According to their creator, "the walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds."
Exhibition Paris, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 8 April 2014 - 4 January 2015.
64 pages / 60 illustrations /10 notices
Bilingual English / french
Co-publishing Cité des sciences et de l'industrie / Art, Book, Magazine.