Robot Rabbit is an automatic installation that opposes the inflexible rhythm of the machine to the biological growth of the live grass. Modified toy rabbit stands on a mini-patch of real live grass. The rabbit repeats continuously the words 'robot, rabbit' at a rate of 1 word/second. A mechanical counter is incremented at each word. The growing grass is automatically watered by an electric pump when the humidity level gets low.
The work, originally shown in 2001 at the occasion of Granjon's first solo exhibition in the UK, contributed to the artist's ongoing investigation in the relation between humans and machines or, in a wider sense, between nature and artefact.
By Paul Granjon