human, near future
A Portrait of An Unidentified Robot
The artistic comparison between the design sketches and the oil painting style portrait has created a dynamic tension. The hard surface design, apparently as part of a rebot-design series, has integrated a conspiracy that all birds are governmental, artificial surveillance drones as an interesting base concept. By introducing the AI method to recreate the design in a classic Romantic style, the artist’s experiment roots in the (re)consideration of the relationship betweem human and machines. It also seems to raise the conspiratorial question again: if machines and algorithms have evolved into unexpectedly powerful tools, could they be used unexpectedly, such as surveillance drones one day, too?
Studies of Bird 0
c. 39th century
As the opening piece of the Studies of Bird series, Studies of Bird 0 investigates the skeleton design of the bird-like drone type LVC-050721 and its alternative expression in an artistic way. Removing all working feathers and anti-detecting disguises, the paintings have illustrated the fundamental appearance of LVC-050721. Reimagining its presentation in an Anthropocene past, this audacious and elegant attempt of re(dis)covering human painting style has marked the leading position of the Studies of Bird series in the Robotic Renaissance Movement and thus the robotic art history.
[translated from RoboLang by the present curator]
The Bird Is A Lie!!!
This is a piece of solid evidence to prove the mass-scale governmental lie-spreading intrigue. The design has revealed the mechanic framework under the disguises of feathers, beaks, wings, and the so-called "bird-song" recordings. These artificial "birds", which are actually drones, could capture pictures and videos among other metadata with their 4D camera, armed with powerful bionic legs to provide flexible manoeuvrability. The promotion painting, by putting the drone in a faked pastoral background, aims to disguise its malicious intention in a vain attempt. As the design has already shouted out, “The bird is a lie!”