Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Workshop – Von Menschen und Maschinen

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Niki Passath | Steirischer Herbst 2017

Eröffnung: Sonntag, 24.09.2017, 17:30-22:00 Uhr
Dauer bis 14.10.2017

Kunsthalle Graz
Conrad-von Hötzendorf-Straße 42 a
8010 Graz
Kuratoren: Wenzel Mraček, Jani W. Schwob,
Arnold Reinisch

Eröffnungsrede: Wenzel Mraček
Finissage: Fr. 13.10.2017, 18:30 – 22:00 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten: 23.09. – 14.10.2017, Di. – Fr. 16:00 – 19:00, Sa. 11:00 – 15:00 Uhr

Von künstlicher und künstlerischer Intelligenz: Der Grazer Künstler Niki Passath schafft soziale Situationen zwischen Mensch und Maschine mit offenem Ausgang.
Niki Passath überträgt die Beziehung von Mensch und Maschine in den White Cube und schafft berührende Symbiosen zwischen organischen und maschinellen Körpern. In der Ausstellung „Workshop“ zeigt und entwickelt der Künstler per Software gesteuerte Roboter, die einerseits vorab festgelegten Choreografien folgen, andererseits auf Umgebung und Publikum reagieren.
http://www.kunsthallegraz.at/content/niki-passath-steirischer-herbst-2017#overlay-context=user

http://www.steirischerherbst.at/deutsch/Programm/Workshop

https://vimeo.com/236879522

 

 


 

 

 

„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.

https://medium.com/artificial-retirement/interview-with-niki-passath-cc78d957a6e7#.9mdo9vprl

http://www.fluxfactory.org/upcoming/artificial-retirement/

http://medium.com/artificial-retirement

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.
http://www.fluxfactory.org/events/robot-making-workshop/
http://www.lar-magazine.com/#!Thinking-like-a-Machine-de-Niki-Passath/ckv5/578e8f790cf2779eabf0f9cd
http://www.newmediacaucus.org/fermenting-at-flux-live-active-cultures-part-1-niki-passath/

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

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

video by naoki fuku

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

    

 

 

 


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