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The Assembly

What is our perception of a robot’s entity? 
We know of specific contexts that form a robot’s raison d’être. “Habitats such as research laboratories and technology fairs, novels and science fiction films, production lines, and other industrial situations justify the robot’s existence by meeting the functional and aesthetic requirements defined by these specific contexts.”*

What if a new context is to be inhabited with the functional and aesthetic requirements of the assembly line? Will these robots eventually become intruders or will they fit in another raison d’être?

In an attempt to stage the output of the industrial mechanical processes in nature, the same repetitive mechanical process freezes into a still and becomes the end product itself. Industrial robots drill, coat, galvanize, sort, solder, assemble in the remote woods, on the riverside at the beach. As a method of research a generative process that employs an association list algorithm is used where possible permutations of processes, objects and actions that a "KUKA" industrial robots could perform.
In this scenario the components and members of nature environments such as species of animal, plant, or other type of organisms become just parts of the industrial assembly. 
Trying to order, re-structure and adjust nature is a paradox that in ambiguous manner attempts to tell a cautionary tale.

* Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, Pages 20-42, DOI 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Auger

2014
installation, digital print, giphoskopes (wood, metal, paper)
Project collaboration with Julian Hespenheide and Jonas Otto
Exhibited at Immigration Office (2014) and HfK-Hochschultage 2015 Bremen, Germany
Featured at core 77digital media bremennotcotdesignwid

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Video from the instalation, 1:52 min, HD

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generating random object / process combinations

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mapping the outcome