Artist Uses Industrial Robot To Drag Him Across Giant Paint Canvas

September 1, 2016


This is a video of Serbian artist Dragan Ilic being dragged across a canvas by an industrial robot for his project titled 'D1-2K4' (not to be confused with D1K M0NS73R, which is my name on some message boards) . I'm not sure if the robot was programmed or controlled by someone with a joystick, nor do I care. *actually reads article because I care a little* Fine, it was programmed. Some ridiculously hoity-toity jibber-jabber by a guy who just got dragged around by an industrial robot:

According to Ilic's artist statement on DI-2K4, the project is meant to be a statement on the repetitiveness of industrial production as well as humanity's increasing subservience to machines.

"The metamorphosis of the artistic work is positioned at a point where human and machine activity intersects," writes Ilic, reflecting on the state of art today. "[This results] in an interaction that is essentially based on the need to transcend the limitations of the human body."

Sure man, whatever. I think the metamorphosis of the artistic work would have been even more poignant though if that robot had repeatedly smashed you into the wall until you were just mush and then painted the canvas with humanpaint (humanpaint is blood and guts, just so we're clear). Now that's a message. And that message is a declaration of war. Unplug everything -- the robot apocalypse is upon us!

Keep going for the video while I yell at my toaster oven to keep it in check.

Thanks to Dave L, who pointed out the best offense is a good defense and the best defense is a matrix of powerful burning lasers. I'm not sure what the hell you're talking about, but good to know anyways.

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