5 or 6 Walking Machines for You to Operate

First Friday Artwalk June 5th, 2009 5-9pm
Johansson Projects
2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94612

Kalman Spelletich’s Walking Machines

Johansson Projects lures Kal Spelletich’s walking, crawling, scuttling and shuffling robots to invade the art corridor of Art Murmur on June 5th. A walking BBQ and other interactive life-sized creatures are roused to life through audience operation.

The artist relates “I, of course, do not remember learning to crawl or walk. I wish I could. But these most basic locomotive system operations have always intrigued me. From the first sea creatures crawling out of the water to a child’s first tenuous steps…
Movements, be it a gait, a hop, a dance, a slither or a swagger always seems to give some enlightening insight into the mover. I hope these robots honor all creatures that have evolved towards slithering, hopping and walking as well as insights into the audience members who choose to operate them.”

Johansson Projects
2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94612


First Friday Artwalk June 5th 5-9pm
The Echo Fields
Featuring:Val Britton + Mike Meyers
In the Project Space: Show Me
Featuring: Jennifer + Kevin McCoy

“I don’t think anyone’s gotten anywhere playing by the rules.”

humanoid with robotoid

humanoid with robotoid

~ by kaltek on June 3, 2009.

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