Roboaction(s)A1 K1 is a post-media art practice that combines drawing, movement, sound and video. In his project, Dragan Ilić executes a ten-minute performance/gestural action with an advanced robot, Kuka K210+DI, which allows his body to rotate at a speed of up to two to three meters per second. He achieves dramatic expression and numerous movements along a vertical and horizontal axis. Using a specially created tool made up of pencils or brushes, he executes his dynamic, monumental drawings on paper (or canvas). This in turn enables audio and video recordings of his art actions, which represent the means of his artistic post-production.
The idea behind the performance is based on a futuristic quest to achieve interaction between the body and the machine, the creation of multi-functional mobility and the realization of a hybrid body or android. This particular art action is based on his decades-long interest in the movement of elementary particles and their mechanical and magnetic rotations.
Courtesy of the artist and GV Art London