Saturday, May 15, 2010

Uncanny valley Version 2

Uncanny valley -Version II
Video-kinetic/installation, steel, Arduino Duemilanove microchip, servo motors, steel pipes, springs, five micro video projectors, concrete

The installation uses simple kinetic elements and video footage of painted body parts, filmed in a black box. A kinetic torso moved by servomotors is fixed to the wall and performs simple body gestures like shrugging its shoulders or gentle swaying in the hip area. Together with this moving frame I arranged five looping videos coming from separate beamers. These complete the figures expression with face, hands and feats.
The strong contrast of black and white reminds of robotic 3Ddesign and creates an alienating feeling.

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