esse 93 magazine
My work Swarming Emotional Pianos is featured in an essay 93 – Printemps / été 2018 esse magazine written by Lindsay Leblanc. The essay features two Canadian media artists that I respect very much, David Rokeby and Jean-Pierre Gauthier. Following is an abstract:
Sketchy Machines: Propositions Around Three Robotic Artworks
With the increasing presence of machines in public and private life, we continue to find new ways of articulating our relationships with them. In this article, the author uses the sketch as a frame of analysis for machine artworks by Canadian artists David Rokeby, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, and Erin Gee, and argues that the sketch is a fundamentally interdisciplinary and material state that accounts for machines’ complex engagements with human and other-than-human agents. Highlighting the sketch’s unfinished, imperfect, and adaptable qualities, the author attempts to define a “sketchy materiality” as it occurs in robotic art.
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