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Yu Garden by mlisowsk

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Can’t Help Myself, Kuka industrial robot, stainless steel and rubber, cellulose ether in colored water, lighting grid with Cognex visual-recognition sensors, and polycarbonate wall with aluminum frame, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2016

An enormous robotic arm, brandishing a giant squeegee, is poised over a pool of dark liquid which ceaselessly oozes outwards. With quick, smooth, aggressive movements, the machine performs a calculated dance, pivoting and dragging its squeegee across the surface in a perpetual labor of wiping the liquid back to the centre.

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The Nine Lion Study by mlisowsk

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The Nine Lion Study by mlisowsk
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Yu Garden, Shanghai

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“Can’t Help Myself” by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu at the NYC Guggenheim— part of the Tales of Our Time exhibit. This huge robotic arm’s only directive is to mop liquid. I love it.