DNA project (Dwelling of New Art) in Pervouralsk / Science-Art Laboratory
The educational centre of Pervouralsk Novotrubny Factory 2013
Interactive kinetic object, metal, polymer, rubber, sound devise, motor, 130x170x100
We created an interactive object of technological art together with the engineer-mechatronic Viacheslav Aprodu from Pervouralsk.
The half-alive creature can see people around and responds to their activity. When our Tubifex is alone, it keeps quiet and thinks about its artificial technological nature. But if somebody appears in its field of view, it immediately wakes up, makes the noise of the working machines from the Novotrubny factory and begin to reorganize itself, it rotates its joints and wiggles tubular body parts.
The Tubifex looks like a yellow geometric abstraction, the conglomeration of structural formations, the various cylinders, tubes and cubes. Inside the "body" is a metal skeleton, equipped with movable joints and engines. In other words, it's a cyborg, the creature with a primitive mind, it has bones, the rubber skin, the own voice and organs of sight. By the other hand, it is a kinetic sculpture, visual image which was synthesized by creative imagination on the basis of impressions of Novotrubny works..