Roboaction(s) A1 K1 | Dragan Ilić performing at ARS Electronica Festival from 8 September 2016
GV Art London presents
Opening night at Ars Electronica, Linz
Thursday 8 September, 10pm at POSTCITY
Roboaction(s) A1 K1, Dragan Ilić, image courtesy of Dragan Ilić and GV Art London
and then twice a day during the festival as follows:
Thursday September 8, 2016, Opening 2.30 – 2.40pm & 10 – 10.10pm
Friday September 9 2016, 7.30 – 7.40pm & , 9 – 9.10pm
Saturday September 10 2016, 2 – 2.10pm & 6.45 – 6.55pm
Sunday September 11 2016, 7.30 – 7.40pm & 10.30 – 10.40pm
Monday September 12 2016, 12noon – 12.10pm, & 2 – 2.10pm
Roboaction(s) A1 K1 is a post-media art practice that combines drawing, movement, sound and video. In his project, Dragan Ilić executes a ten-minute performance/gestural action with an advanced robot, Kuka K210+DI, which allows his body to rotate at a speed of up to two to three meters per second. He achieves dramatic expression and numerous movements along a vertical and horizontal axis. Using a specially created tool made up of pencils or brushes, he executes his dynamic, monumental drawings on paper (or canvas). This in turn enables audio and video recordings of his art actions, which represent the means of his artistic post-production.
The idea behind the performance is based on a futuristic quest to achieve interaction between the body and the machine, the creation of multi-functional mobility and the realization of a hybrid body or android. This particular art action is based on his decades-long interest in the movement of elementary particles and their mechanical and magnetic rotations.