Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Recycled robots

Full article here.

Ann Smith takes found electronic scraps and sculpts them into robots. She goes an extra step by animating them in stop-animation movies. The found element is cool, taking scraps and making it into a new whole. Very frankenstein. I wish that instead of animating them with stop-motion, that when she reconfigured them they were actually mechanically constructed to move. That level of engineering may have been a little beyond the artist, but thats where I see this being the most powerful: collecting "dead" pieces and making them into a new "alive" whole through the seemingly inorganic medium of electronics.

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