Taehee Kim

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Mediated Tension

2009, December

These robots try to maintain a constant distance from the viewer - as the viewer moves closer, the robots retract, while as the viewer moves away, they come closer. The robots appear to be trying to maintain a certain spatial tension. One more identical robot is introduced facing a robotic partner with a distance and a human performer standing between; each robot follows, then pulls away from the human as he moves between them. The robots look as if they are talking to one another. The human performer, acting as a medium, coordinates the motions. A site with six robots allows for a larger audience experience.

mixed media: wood, Arduino, sonar sensor. dimensions variable.