Credit: Katsuki Nogami, Taiki Watai
Katsuki Nogami (JP), Taiki Watai (JP)
In the dystopian or seemingly post-apocalyptic setting of Rekion Voice, we are surrounded by robots that are essentially slaves. They are completely under human control: an infrared camera allows them to react directly to their masters, the audience, and follow them with blind loyalty.
The signals and sounds of the robots are picked up by a stethoscope and amplified with ultrasound loudspeakers. The project playfully reflects on the interaction between human and technology, and in light of the constant further development of robots and artificial intelligence, it prompts a discussion about who is ultimately the master: the human or the machine?