Where Phantoms Meet
This project consists of two meticulously recreated boulders. Within each is an omni-directional robot which is programmed specifically for each exhibition venue. These erratic rocks rest on the floor, motionless. The calm is periodically interrupted as the boulder picks up off the ground and begins to move and pivot about the space. It then returns to rest upon the floor. The second boulder responds in kind creating a dialogue between the two objects and the viewer within the space. At times both boulders move together in synchronous movements. Using localization technology, the boulders play out carefully orchestrated choreography.