2021–, copper plate, battery acid, water
Freehand sketches in battery acid and water on copper. Battery (sulphuric) acid is a robot's "lifeblood". Water, while crucial to human survival, is an anathema to the robot body. Acid keeps a robot going, water has the capacity to break it down. The charged sketches are made with the fundamentals of robot being.
Speculative Schematics is part of Actroid Series II, a series of stills, composite photographs, video portraits and interactions that point up the potential uses of humanoid robots for AI monitoring and surveillance. Focusing primarily on the Japan-designed Otonaroid, a female-appearing android model that is meant for reception and simple conversation purposes, the artworks concern how we render restrictions more comfortable by giving social systems a human face.
Actroid Series II, Open Site 6, Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo 2021