That's Not Art, It's Terrifying: Robot Hides Behind Your Walls Punching Holes In Them

October 5, 2011


This is Zwischenräume, a mechanical art piece developed by "Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders, who go by the alias RoboCoco" some real f***ing sickos. Seriously, just read this shit:

The installation embeds a group of autonomous robots into the walls of a gallery. They punch holes through the walls to inspect what's outside, signal each other, and conspire. As if the walls had ears and a hammer to pierce holes for their eyes to see. The work develops a political relationship between the stealthy invasion of digital surveillance and urban combat tactics in which soldiers are instructed to walk through private walls. The installation stages this relationship in the form of an autonomous sculptural process that marks and wounds our environment, leaving behind open scars.

"Autonomous robots...punch holes...signal each other...conspire...stealthy surveillance...urban combat tactics...leaving behind open scars." That scary (and out of context) enough for you? And all in the holy name of art. Pfft, this isn't art. Whatever happened to some good ol' fashioned nudes? I'd settle for a couple of those chubby broads lounging around with their sloopy titties floppin' over this any day.

Hit the jump for the WTF'ery in action.

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Thanks to Drew, who would take a wolf trying to blow his house down any day over a robot with a pickax. Ditto, bro -- I live in my car. One hit and he's already through a window.

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