Trivial Motion' is a collection of machines combining robots and moving images, each imitating natural movements as well as illustrating the principles of reverse enginering as explicit as possible. By imitating banal and daily movements, the author creates poetic, humorous and ironic situations that could easily be marked as sensless and absurd. However, instead of producing identical products and saving production power and time, these robotic aproximations create projecting surface to think on technology, relationship between human and machine as well as the contemporaneity of human kind. Through them, we easily recognize gestures, that have in our everyday lives been automatised to the extent, they no longer differ from the gestures of a relatively simple machine. In this way the understanding of our integration into daily, weekly or even life long routines are easier. Moreover these routines do not make us any more interesting from the wittily composed mechanical parts, mostly interested into by those who understand society merely as a productive force.
In the same extent as man automates its environment and procedures by machinery, man becomes automated by his machines. The initial point of the work Coin is the malfunction of a machine. Caught in a monotonous loop, provoked by this error, a person either becomes a „stupid machine“ itself, or gives up and flees the situation. The machine Coin does not give up. Again and again it throws a coin into a coin slot. Over and over again this coin falls through. Until this machine is malfunctioning too.
The fan is not merely the superficial utensil for cooling on hot summer days, but equally an instrument of coquetry and communication. It is an accessory that like his archetype - the plumage of some birds - serves to attract attention and zestfulness. The work Abanico takes advantage of these qualities of the fan: A sensor detects persons infront of the work, the machine unfolds a wooden folding fan and performs a classic gesture, with which it aspires attention.
Das Glück is a Vogerl
Das Glück is a Vogerl augments the principle of a Thaumatrope, developed back in the 17th century, by a digital level. A projected, animated bird entangles itself in the struts of a cage, drawn onto one side of a spinning disk.
Machines are usually designed to complete or facilitate tasks for us. Once up and running, they are doomed to perform what ever they were constructed for. Also, the machine T2 executes the function assigned to it, but the sole purpose of this machine is to switch itself off again - “I would prefer not to”.
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