Self-dissasembling Robot

A videoinstalation of a 3D robot which dissasembles gradually itself. The robot borrows the movements and body parts/pieces from a dancer in real time. As the dancer dress herself up the robot performes its unique task: its self-dissasembling.

The virtual puppet of an industrial robot performs its self-assembly responding to the captured motion from a stripping dancer. The performance is recorded. The resulting video footage is projected backwards (from end to beginning), suggesting the idea of the Robot’s Self-disassembly.

Developed at: Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Experimentation on Interactive Communication group.
An original interactive performance and videoinstallation by Roc Parés.
Project develoment: 15.01.2005 – 18.02.2005
Performance: 18.02.2005 at Metrònom.
Tasks: dancer detection design, coding and performance installation.
Photos: Roc Parés.
Grant: Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Fundació Rafael Tous.