ABB’s first steps, 2018, robotic installation
Work commissioned by the Niet Normaal Foundation
Dutch artist Zoro Feigl creates kinetic (moving) works of art that play with being in and out of control. The robotic arm that plays the main role in this new work by Feigl is commonly used within car manufacturing factories. Whilst in a factory setting these robots can handle even the most vulnerable material with the greatest precision and speed, here it seems the robot has lost control. ABB learns by trial and error, just like us humans. In trying to keep its balance on the semi-circular ball, the robot creates a playful act that balances between fun and fear.