Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Devolution is a new piece by the Australian Dance Theatre, featuring prosthetic limbs, large-scale robots, and a kinetic set.

"As performing entities, the robots are given equal status to the human bodies in the work, albeit with some major operational differences. I haven't tried to conceptually separate robots and humans as different 'species' but have been interested in the collision and confluence of the two. Let's see what happens when we collide these operating systems - that sort of thing. It's as much an experiment in morphology and function as anything else," explains Australian Dance Theatre's artistic director, Garry Stewart."

[via Interactive Architecture dot org]

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