MADE IN CYLAND
ELENA GUBANOVA & IVAN GOVORKOV
Multimedia object, 2018
Robotics, Arduino, servomotors, computer programming, podium
Engineer Alexey Grachev
The Man usurps functions of the Creator. The Man creates the Machine. Then the Machine usurps functions of the Man, creates the Machine on its own and starts interacting with the Machine. This is our future.
Nevertheless, the artist reserves the right to imagine that the dialogue between the creator and the subject of creation remains the same. Gestures of the robotized hands perform the very same emotional dialogue that could have transpired between the Creator and the Man if we are to animate Michelangelo’s fresco “The Creation of Adam”. Menace, despair or humility: the creator robot starts; the creator man responds. And everything is controlled from the same electrical outlet. That is to say, there is no difference: the creation menaces itself and forgives itself.