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The mischer'traxler 'Collective Works' is Immersive

 - May 25, 2012
References: mischertraxler & dezeen
Viennese art duo mischer'traxler 'Collective Works' is a robotic basket weaving machine that requires one's attention to maintain its production. It is a highly interactive piece where one-of-a-kind masterpieces are the result of participatory presence.

The device is equipped with sensors that detect whether the apparatus has the full attention of the viewer. If the viewer looks away or leaves the exhibit, the assembly is interrupted. The cunning conceptual work also considers the amount of people present in the space. If two or more individuals are detected, the contraption will begin to add color using a mounted marker. The work examines the constant interaction man has with machine in today's technological society. The operator, exhibit space and time of day directly affect the basket's size and shape.

The conceptual mischer'traxler 'Collective Works' piece is an immersive installation that demands your full attention.