Roboaction(s) A1 K1

THU September 8, 2016 - MON September 12, 2016, 10AM - 7:30 PM
Ground Floor/Exhibition
Performance Roboaction:
THU September 8, 2016, Opening 2:30PM - 2:40PM. 10PM - 10:10PM
FRI September 9, 2016, 7:30PM - 7:40PM, 9PM - 9:10PM
SAT September 10, 2016, 2PM - 2:10PM, 6:45PM - 6:55PM
SUN September 11, 2016, 7:30PM - 7:40PM, 10:30PM - 10:40 PM
MON September 12, 2016, 12PM - 12:10 PM, 2PM - 2:10PM
Dragan Ilic Robo Action Alchemists Exhibition Festival 2016Credit: credit: Courtesy Dragan Ilić and GV Art London

Dragan Ilić

Roboaction(s)A1 K1 is a post-media art practice that combines drawing, movement, sound and video. In his project, Dragan Ilić executes a ten-minute performance/gestural action with an advanced robot, Kuka K210+DI, which allows his body to rotate at a speed of up to two  to three meters per second. He achieves dramatic expression and numerous movements along a vertical and horizontal axis. Using a specially created tool made up of pencils or brushes, he executes his dynamic, monumental drawings on paper (or canvas). This in turn enables audio and video recordings of his art actions, which represent the means of his artistic post-production.

The idea behind the performance is based on a futuristic quest to achieve interaction between the body and the machine, the creation of multi-functional mobility and the realization of a hybrid body or android. This particular art action is based on his decades-long interest in the movement of elementary particles and their mechanical and magnetic rotations.


Courtesy of the artist and GV Art London