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„the entertaining aspect of destruction“, 2016 @ artificial retirement group exhibition, flux factory 19.8.2016

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

the entertaining aspect of destruction, 2016

In this participating performance which involves humans and a machine the main interest is into looking at the entertaining aspects of destruction. Everybody is afraid of having an car crash, but whenever we watch a car race on television, somehow the most interesting end entertaining part happens, when a crash happens. Here in the United states there is even a culture in destroying cars during a race, the so called destruction derby, where the main goal is to be the last car driving on the race course.

There is a remote controlled toy car which is converted to contain color in different containers which will be driven against a wall, while driving thru some painted surface to visualize the path the car drove. The remote control will be passed by to visitors until the car is not able to drive anymore and is completely destroyed. A collective act of destruction.

thinking like a machine, Flux Factory, New York 20.7.2016 – 21.7.2016

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution the human, especially the working human, has increasingly adapted to a coexistence with machines. The human has become a prosthesis for the non-organic body of the industrial factory. During early adaptation this occurred mainly on the material body, the hardware of humanity. Simple repetitive movements on the assembly line became the tasks of the workers to fulfill those duties the machine could not.

The promise was that humans of the future will not have to work, machines will lighten the load. However, the importance of ones identity being tied to her/his occupation became increasingly socially relevant.

With the invention of the computer, machines have moved away from hardware towards software; machines began to acquire a brain. In this new epoch, is it possible that human are still a prostheses of the machine? Now not only attached to the body but also an amendment to its thinking? It can seem that with the wish of creating machines that think like humans, we have also created humans that think like machines.

More and more a human defines itself by the work it does, no-matter how unnecessary or meaningless this activity is. It is often the case today that there is no need for working humans, as artificially intelligent systems can control and realize the whole cycle of industrial production. What do we do now that the human is redundant?
During the workshop participants will work with Austrian artist and Flux resident Niki Passath to create a robot from scratch. These robots will act together to become an amalgamated body, which will perform during the opening reception. The reception and exhibition will feature the robots made during the workshop.!Thinking-like-a-Machine-de-Niki-Passath/ckv5/578e8f790cf2779eabf0f9cd

“wer langsam geht kommt auch ans ziel” niki passath, pavillon35, 2016 @ festival anger/weiz

Sunday, May 15th, 2016














von katzen und robotern, GPLcontemporary, oktober 2014

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Mit eigens kreierten Roboterwesen bricht Niki Passath mit einem scheinbar berechenbaren technologischen System. Der Roboter bewegt sich in seiner Eigenart und reagiert auf das Umfeld. In seiner Einzig- sowie Fehlerhaftigkeit löst er bei BetrachterInnen unterschiedliche Empfindungen aus. Dank der voranschreitenden technologischen Entwicklung wird das Produzieren der lebensechten Abbilder der Natur immer einfacher. So entstehen bei Niki Passath im 3D-Druckverfahren Katzencharakterköpfe, in

und aus der Wand hin- und herausspringende Katzenkörper. Um Gefälligkeit geht es aber Niki Passath in keinem Fall. Seine Katzen-Chimeren, obgleich sie thematisch auf die altertümliche griechische Mythologie der Mensch-Tier- Mischwesen rekurrieren, deuten auf eine Möglichkeit hin, dass der künstliche und nicht immer ausschließbare fehlerhafte Eingriff in die biologische Vermehrung durchaus zu bizarren Kreationen führen kann.

painting blue traces @ art bodensee for A | B | Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

video by naoki fuku













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