Room for Manoeuvre

  • knowbotic research room1
    180 × 235
  • knowbotic research room2
    800 × 532
  • knowbotic research room3
    800 × 545
  • knowbotic research room4
    800 × 532
  • knowbotic research room5
    800 × 558
The exhibition 'Room for Manoeuvre' features new works by Knowbotic Research (KRcF), known for their advanced network and media projects since the founding of the artist group in 1991. In a specially designed audio-visual installation including four video projections, 'Room for Manoeuvre' presents four 'vehicles' of the that Knowbotic Research have developed for their current projects, and places these vehicles in a series of hypothetical scenarios. The exhibition explores the meaning of codes and actions in public spaces. It proposes possibilities for acting through strategies of transcoding in these spaces of power, of scientific knowledge, of surveillance, and spaces of migration.
Going beyond these possibilities, the show suggests to the audience that such 'vehicles' might in fact be used for other, self-designed purposes. The show came about as a result of an invitation by Alenka Gregoric from Škuc Gallery, almost two years ago, to curate an exhibition that would show how the divide between the so-called media art world and the contemporary art world is withering away. Now in the 15th year of their extremely fruitful collaboration as a group, recent projects by Knowbotic Research appeared as a perfect way of showing how the contemporary art discourse is no longer hung up on its former technophobia, while at the same time artists are becoming much more versed in understanding the limitations and the potential of digital and other technologies as artistic means.
  • genres
    • robotic art
  • subjects
    • Technology and Innovation
      • robots
Technology & Material
Knowbotic Research: Room for Manoeuvre: 4 vehicles:

The flying robot system was developed in the context of scientific research by Autonomous Systems Lab, EPFL, Lausanne.

vehicle: blackbenz
location: UNMIK headquarters, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2006
audio sources: test race, voice

location: quarry near Tuttlingen, Schwäbische Alb
audio sources: May 1st demonstration slogans, voice

location: Danube water meadows, Vienna, Austria, 2006
audio sources: Tamil Tiger video, voice

audio: Roland Roos, Joana Aderi (voice)