Artists / PATRICK TRESSET (FR)

5RNP, HUMAN STUDY #1

Theatrical robotic installation
Photo: Stéphanie Horak

 

5RNP Étude humaine #1 is a theatrical robotic installation in which humans become the actors. In a scenario similar to a live model drawing class, the visitor takes a seat, ready to be drawn by five robots. Placed in an ambivalent situation, the visitor is both at the mercy of the robots’ gaze and the object of artistic attention. Like a live model, the human loses its identity, becoming a passive object of study, while the robots take on the role of artistic creator. Despite being immobile, the visitor is an integral part of the installation. 

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Presented in collaboration with Arcadi Île-de-France, with the support of the Fonds franco-québécois pour la coopération décentralisée (FFQCD) as part of the Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise (CPCFQ), under the responsability of the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie et du Consulat général de France à Québec.

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