drawing machines

twoLovers is one of a developing series of works that embody technology with human qualities in order to investigate interpersonal relationships, issues of power and group dynamics. These works are created utilizing simple robots built and programmed by the artists to write/draw while navigating space.
The two robots circumnavigate the gallery, but never come in contact with one another and never unite; there is a romantic love that goes unconsummated. In doing so they cover the floor writing, searching, and yearning.
Through this work we are interested in exploring the idea of just what it means to be human when, as philosopher Joel Marks has written, “Today it seems plausible to postulate that we are material mechanisms of a high order, who have evolved from common ancestors with the other animals (and plants) and may eventually merge with our digital creations to become ‘trans-human’ cyborgs.” Where once we understood ourselves in relation to animals and some kind of divine being or beings we now can add a new category- robots.

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drawing machines

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autonomous machines and devices that make purposeful marks on surfaces, and leave drawings in the world as evidence of their agency...

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