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Human Study #1, 5RNP
Human Study #1, 5RNP

Human Study #1, 5RNP

Human Study#1, 5RNP is a performative installation where the human becomes an actor. In a scene reminiscent of a life drawing class, the human takes the sitter's role to be sketched by 5 robots. When the subject arrives by appointment, he is seated in an armchair. An assistant attaches sheets of paper on to the robots’ desks and wakes each one up, twisting its arm or knocking three times.
The robots, stylised minimal artists, are only capable of drawing obsessively. Their bodies are old school desks on which the drawing paper is pinned. Their left arms, bolted on the table, holding black bic biros, are only able to draw. The robots, named Paul-III.(a,b,c,d,e), all look alike except for their eyes, either obsolete digital cameras, or low­res webcam. Their eyes focus on the subject or look at the drawing in progress.
The drawing sessions last 20 min, during which time the human cannot see the drawings in progress. The sitter only sees the robots alternating between observing and drawing, sometimes pausing.
Belgium


Human Study #1, 5RNP

Patrick Tresset

Patrick Tresset (FR) is a Brussels based artist who develops performative art installations with robotic agents as stylised actors. Tresset's installations use computational systems that aim to introduce artistic, expressive and obsessive aspects to robots' behaviour. These systems are influenced by research into human behaviour, more specifically, how we make marks, depict others, perceive artworks and relate to robots. In parallel Tresset also uses robots and autonomous computational systems to explore the drawings and painting practice.
Tresset's work has been internationally exhibited in solo shows and also in association with major institutions such as The Grand Palais (Paris), The Pompidou Center (Paris), Prada Foundation (Milan), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Israel (Jerusalem), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), MMCA (Seoul), BOZAR (Brussels) and at events such as Ars Electronica, Update_5, BIAN, Japan Media Festival.


Stand A3 (pav. 8) - Patrick Tresset


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