Posts Tagged ‘documentation’

field_notes – the tourist, infected with moss

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

 

When I was participating the “Field_Notes – Cultivating Grounds” in September 2011 , I was accompagnied by one of my touristic robots. During the stay, we went on walks and enjoyed the nature and the surrounding environement.

 

The first walk was together with the “Body Nature” group, hosted by Marta de Menezes. We passed by a creek and a waterfall which had a unique sound.

Later in the week me and my robot went alone on the side of the nearby hill, watching the beautiful lake and enjoying the northern sunlight and the bright sky. I remember the last day of our stay when we were joined by local friends who performed a song telling the history of this lake and its surrounding landscape.

 

 

Marta showed us the incredible forms of moss and lichen during a workshop and I immediately fell in love with the phenomenal variety and amount of moss and lichens in that area.

So I experimented with it and took a lot of samples. When we went back home, we both took some of the samples with us, me in small flasks and my robot with traces of moss and lichens on its body.

 

 

Back home I tried to cultivate the moss and lichen samples on some bricks to be able to enjoy their beauty also when I am at home. In the meantime the robot stayed in a corner, waiting for another travel.

Suddenly I realized that the structure and the surface of the robot had changed. It seemed that there is something growing on it. Can it be that it has been infected with nature?

 

 

For me it had the impression that a big amount of different fungi and maybe bacteria using the robot as their habitat.

I was quite curious about this and wanted to know more. So I started to build a Incubator system which also gives nutrients to the biomass on the robot. Now I wanted to improve the growth. I also added a lamp to simulate sunlight.

Now it was possible to observe the robot and observe the infection and their increase. I took a magnifier to be able to study the details because the organisms are so small.

 

 

After some weeks of patience, observations, care-taking and optimizing the life support system, suddenly first traces of moss and lichens started to emerge. It is wonderful to see the small stars of this species of moss.

Almost the whole body is overgrown. It seems that the fungi changed to moss an lichen. The robot embodied the colors of the sub-arctic through living organisms. I wonder when the robotic part of this symbiont will disappear and only the living part can be seen.

 

 

 

zoe – an australian tourist – visiting lonepine koala sanctuary

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Another autonomous robot, running around in the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Australia.
The first time that a Zoe robot encounters living animals. Here Koalas, Kangaroos, Waterdragons and a Emu.

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

zoe in prague

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

zoe in prague is a collaborative project together with vive les robots (http://vivelesrobots-education.dk/) more can be seen on http://www.followtherobots.com/
thanks to Christian Gjørret

Zoe is a series of robots created by the Austrian robotics artist Niki Passath. This video shows one of the robots death, after it had decided to jump into a small lake in Prague on the 12th of November 2011.

Zoe is a series of robots created by the Austrian robotics artist Niki Passath. This video shows one of the robots death, after it had decided to jump into a small lake in Prague on the 12th of November 2011.

Next day another Zoe Robot came to the robot funeral in Prague.

Dancing House is a building in Prague by Frank O Gehry, which can remind you of a robot house.

The notion robot was invented in this house in 1920 by Josef & Karel Capek.

The National Theater in Prague is that place where the word robot was introduced for the first time to an audience in 1921.

Zoe Robot going Down Hill in this video recorded in Prague.

Zoe Robot on a walk in a forest in Prague.

One of the finest pieces of robotics art from the medial ages is The Astronomical Clock in Prague

Rabbi Loew – The creator of Golem is buried The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.

Zoe Robot is reading a book in Prague.

Here in this house Karel and Josef Capek lived from 1907-25.

Zoe Robot on a walk in Prague.

Zoe Robot meets some musicians on Charles Bridge in Prague.

Zoe Robot meets John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge in Prague.

Zoe Robot meets a puppeteer on Charles Bridge in Prague.

Zoe Robot meets Jesus on Charles Bridge in Prague.

Zoe Robot meets Rabbi Loew in Prague.

Zoe Robot on Siroka Street in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to The Old New Synagogue in Prague.

Zoe Robot at The House of the Black Madonna in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to the Sculpture of the two Capek Brothers in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to The Tomb of Karel Capek in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to Theatre Spejbl & Hurvinek in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to Ponrepo in Prague.

Zoe Robot by The Memorial to the victims of Communism in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to the Metronome in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to Embryo in Prague.

Zoe Robot next to Piss sculpture in Prague.

Zoe Robot by 34 yellows light penguins on the river Vltava in Prague.

Zoe Robot at Cross Club in Prague.

cartography of everyday at sea

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

M.A.R.I.N.
cartographies of everyday at sea – art residency

During the 1 month residency I took around 400 different photos. Out of this pool emerges an hand drawn emotional and subjective map of the three different locations in Norway, Sweden and Lithuania.

at
nida art colony, Curonian Spit, Lithuania

Here we were encouraged to show our works in progress during the open studio event on the 27.8.2011 and the cartography of everyday at sea, as it´s a very long drawing was used as a link between the main community space in the ground floor and the more private first floor area where M.A.R.I.N. residents presented the artpieces.

 

 

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zoe – diorama – 2010

Saturday, August 7th, 2010


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