This is a performance where the body’s trajectory, velocity and position/orientation in space were choreographed by a 6-degree-of-freedom industrial robot arm operating within a 3m diameter task envelope. The resulting sound of the robot motors registers the kind of movement, acoustically amplifying the choreography.
The programming was done offline and then transferred to the robot controller. The performance was done with one of the programmers having his thumb on the kill switch, in case the robot did something unexpectedly. The body and the robot become one interactive and aesthetic operational and performing system. When the choreography was completed, the body was replaced by a large sculpture of his ear. The robot that choreographs the ear is the same robot that carved it.
Performance: 29 September, 2015
DeMonstrable exhibition: 3 October – 5 December 2015