THU September 4 - MON September 8, 2014, 9:30 AM-7 PM
Arkade, Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten
A Delta-Figure is a sculpture that employs complex and minute movements, placing it within the continuum between “robot” and “still sculpture.” The difference between a “still sculpture” and a “still human” is whether the subject is standing completely still or whether it moves in minute yet complex ways. A human being is unable to become completely still since the nervous system and circulatory organs will always cause minute movements.
Those minute variations reify a living thing and provide it with its presence; even though the movements are minute, they are still highly complex. Robots that perform or do work, plus other kinetic artistic expression, would simplify or ignore entirely those minute variations. Delta-Figures are unique sculptures that utilize artificial muscles and standalone control circuits to express both the “complexity of movements” and “minute variations” at the same time.