Rabota - 2014
From the Russian word for work (and the root for the word robot), Rabota is an experiment on movement, alienation and communication between man an machine. It was prototyped during the first Living art Jam at the labokube in 2014 with the help of Yann Deval.
Facing Rabota, a light following a path invites you to imitate its movement in space. The more you will follow its direction, the more confidence it will have in you, and the more it will let you influence the path it's moving along. In this unusual man/machine interface, it's up to you to do the first step and reach out.
The result is a zen like experience, a symbiosis based on movement. At the core, an endless mantra offered by the machine with infinite variations depending on the interactions between human and machine.