Roboaction(s) A1 K1 | Dragan Ilić performing at ARS Electronica Festival from 8 September 2016

  Roboaction(s) A1 K1 , Dragan Ilić, image courtesy of Dragan Ilić and GV Art London

Roboaction(s) A1 K1, Dragan Ilić, image courtesy of Dragan Ilić and GV Art London

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.

Martin Beney