This summer, the city of Sapporo, Japan is set on a mission to define itself as a contemporary art destination with it’s first organized art event, the Sapporo International Art Festival. Spreading across the city’s cultural institutions and unlikely venues, the festival celebrates contemporary art, sound and performance based work, all curated by New York based Japanese artist and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.... More
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For their first collaboration in 2012, Kanno and Yamaguchi talk about the inspiration to develop a “senseless robot” that creates graffiti-inspired abstract works. The automaton features an arm that uses a double pendulum movement, acting as the “hand of the artist.” Attached to the arm is a changeable spray-can, which moves back and forth across a canvas or wall. Likening the free flowing movement to the loose strokes of graffiti and tagging, the pair chose the swinging arm over a programmed algorithm, which allows the robot to form less pre-determined strokes. The resulting works are bold swirls of color and line which beg the question: Can a robot create art?