The mechanized performance of the colossal automaton experiments with human imagination and machine intelligence. The Robot “arm” synthesizes humanity and technology, holding within it an astonishing range of capabilities. A conduit for the artistic process while demonstrating the evolving relationship between humans and automation.
In Nachum’s installation the Robot takes on the artists alter-ego, moving through different human emotions in the presence of natural elements. The robot takes on various roles, from human-like interactions, writing messages in the sand to mimicking natural elements to “wash” away the sand. These moments of innocence versus moments of intense emotion, connect viewer to nature and explore the implications nature and technology have on our mental state.