Artists / ROBOTLAB (DE)


Robotic Installation
Photo: Robotlab


The installation bios [bible] consists of an industrial robot that writes down the bible on rolls of paper. The machine draws the calligraphic lines with high precision. Like a monk in the scriptorium, it creates step by step the text. Starting with the Old Testament and the books of Moses, bios [bible] is focussing on the questions of faith and technical progress. The installation correlates two cultural systems which are fundamental for societies today: religion and scientific rationalism. In this context, scripture had all times an elementary function as Holy Scripture or as formal writing of knowledge.


With the support of: ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe/Germany and KUKA Roboter GmbH Augsburg/Germany