One Motorbike, One Arm, Two Cameras (2015)

Ainara Elgoibar

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The idea of creating a video work exploring the question of how an industrial robotic arm would see a handmade product is used as a pretext to generate a meeting point for different local agents in the framework of the production of an art project titled 'Rodar y Rodear' ('To Shoot and to Surround') (2013). The heirs of a post-civil war motorbike manufacturer (MYMSA) and the Barcelona Fab-Lab found it interesting to take part in the production of this artistic project, which is a film event built on the idea of dislocation in the common uses of its leading actors: a motorbike restored as a museum piece and an industrial robotic arm programmed to produce the image of something that was fabricated with a pre-robotic sensitivity. This exposition explores the connections that arise between production processes in commercial cinema and the automotive industry, and the capacity that artistic research has to create a singular and significant space for mutual exploration.
typeresearch exposition
keywordscinema, industrial, craft, event, advertisement, robotics, 3D, drawing, movement, local, production process, Barcelona, arm, seeing
affiliationUniversitat de Barcelona, UB
published inJournal for Artistic Research

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