18/10/2017 Posted by / Lumiartecnia
Digital Water Matrix at Science City, Paris
“Robotic Art” is exhibited at Cité de Sciences, in Paris, from April 8th 2014 to January 4th 2015.
Of the twenty works collected in the vast City of Science and Industry, on the northern edge of Paris, one of them was built using the leading technology from Lumiartecnia Internacional.
Discovering and exploring with artists reflecting on today’s society, from the point of view of history, philosophy, economics, and of course the technology, science and art are part of the objectives of the exhibition, she said .
From Japan, the undisputed realm of robotic technology, arrive three artists, while making it from Germany, Holland, Sweden, France, USA, China and UK, pointed out Savrda, who prepared the exhibition with also art curator Richard Castelli, expert in robotic art.
It was Castelli who invited Lumiartecnia Internacional Company to Paris, owned by Juan and Francisco Carretero, creators of a “3D Water Matrix” that generates three-dimensional water sculptures, that in La Villette are signed by the Japanese Shiro Takatani and Christian Partos from Sweden.
Unique in the world and first of its kind, this device is the direct successor of the Digital Water Pavilion of Expo Zaragoza 2008, Carretero told Efe.
Before entering the exhibition you can see a car from a legendary French brand that several times a day becomes totemic sculpture 18 meters high, through the work of American Chico MacMurtrie.
Once inside, an installation with twenty hospital beds, from French artists Jean Michel Bruyère, are stirred at certain times of day in some sort of joint breathing; not far from where his Chinese counterpart Yang Lu unfolds its bioscience facilities.
There are, of course, more of a robot, from those created in the sixties to carry out the most daring maneuvers in nuclear power plants; the small and innovative “Nao”; or the even more famous “Poppy”, born in a French university, with open source, accessible to anyone who wants to participate in their development and or build one by using a 3D printer.
At the heart of the exhibition inhabits the robot “The Big Picture”, by the German collective robotlab, and “low tech”musical robots from Japanese collective Maywa Denki, very famous in Japan.
These two are excellent representative of the recent so-called “low-tech” that with humor and voluntarily primitive mechanisms, oppose in stark contrast to the artifacts produced by the increasingly “high tech”.
In the same territory are activated the bulky “Animaris Adulari” from Dutch artist Teo Jansen, made of plastic pipes, adhesive tapes, plastic bottles and other recycled materials, able to move thanks to the wind force.