Detail of Robotic Hand
Drawing usually belongs in the artist’s domain, it is the act of creativity, the free-flowing way of expression. The artist draws what they see inside their mind – the mind’s eye. In a physiological sense the arm and hand can only move by through the neurological connection between the brain transferring the message to the body.
Robotic Arm in Action
Overall, this artwork explores the tension between robotics and free-flowing creativity. Do we just need a brain and a hand in order to be creative? Can this process be replicated in an everyday sense and not just exist in a scientific laboratory? Is a line on a page meaningful? Does the robot drawing the line make it more or less meaningful? Or are you still the one who has drawn the line whether you are the programmer, creator or user behind the remote control?
Menstrual Igloo: 2
Artist statement excerpt:
This installation work explores menstruation as a form of abject art
through direct confrontation with the detritus of periods – menstrual
pads. Blood-smeared menstrual pads that would be usually thrown away, instead create a form of shelter that is immediately visible to the viewer. From the interior, the work continues to focus on the remnants
of periods, with another pile of discarded menstrual pads and blood smeared on the white bed sheets and pillow.
Menstrual Igloo: Inside
Artist statement (continued):
In addition to these references to menstrual huts, the outside structure also alludes to issues surrounding the environment and waste. The actual structure of the tent situates the work within the outdoors and yet it is juxtaposed with the plastic and polyethylene
structure of the menstrual pads that are non-biodegradable.
The rest of this statement can be read on: http://www.mum.org/arminwo2.htm
Youtube video of PLAY in the exhibition space: