we showed this robotic art project in bushwick, brooklyn april ’11 @ stanhope cellar studios, -‘a light in the basement’- curated by nicholas chatfield-taylor via todd p.
we filmed lili knitting the monofilament mesh at the center of the work, and tracked the needles’ movement. we mounted blue lasers on linear actuators and servos, then programmed the motors with the needles’ position data. the table top is the shape of the room.
a separate robot, seen briefly at the start of the main video, toggled a low wattage light bulb to create different lighting conditions.
the work presents a superimposition of the static, knitted mesh, and the movements that created it, transposed, and translated into the media of motion and light.
short, detail excerpts, not shown in the video above, are here >>