Materials: Polyphopelyne, aluminum, steel, stepper motor, custom electronics,power supply, polyester paper, hardware.

Dimensions:
12”x 36”x 6”
Up to150 sq. feet when installed.

Photos: Jeff Callum

In this installation, a robotic sculptural form stands at attention inside the grey ring of a circle. When the viewer enters their space, the robotic sculpture begins a process of deliberation. This period lasts between 1 and 3 minutes and ends when the robot arrives at a decision to choose the black or white ring of the circle.

The viewer witnesses this “desicion” as the back-and-forth movements of the robot finally come to rest on one side or the other.

The topmost portion of the sculpture is an ambiguous object that may resemble alternately a witch’s hat, a dunce cap, a mask, a vessel, or a ritual hood.