May 11 — 13, 2006



This exhibition showed the robotics work from a group residency that brought together Vancouver-based artists Deanne Achong, Kate Armstrong, Joelle Ciona, David Floren, and Matt Smith, who created robots with support from Dina González Mascaró. 

The robots included: a spinning top that winded up threads, a glass globe that used hardware voice recognition to react to conversations in the space, a crow that saw the world through multi-faceted eyes, an instrument that measured cellphone and WiFi traffic, a long nosed creature that drove around and emitted high pitched tones, and a set of chart recorders that outputted levels of data-streaming activity from the robots.

The artists presented a performance and demonstration of the robots on May 11, 2006 and the robots were on view May 12 & 13.

Video documentation is available upon request.

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