around the clock

Around the Clock, 2016
Mirobot, mechanical clock piece, Coroplast foamboard, Sharpie marker

Around the Clock is a robotic performance that aims to provoke questions about our relationship with robots, robotic autonomy, and robotic labour. As the robot moves counter-clockwise around the clockpiece, it fails to complete its endless task with perfect efficiency. The trail of skewed circles represent the limitations of robotic labour in a way that resembles our own human incapability to achieve perfection. Rooted in a posthumanist ontology, Around the Clock urges its audience to think critically about robotic and human interaction.

 

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