Motive Colloquies: The Promise of Touch, 2011

Keywords :
Kinect, interactive, Delta Robot, Processing, Arduino

More and more architectural creative is combined into the art scene in the form of multidisciplinary collaborations. “The Promise of Touch” by Motive Colloquies is one of the outstanding cases of a grand melting among architecture, robotics, interactive art, and performance. The delta robot mechanism enabled the responsive art experience in the help of Kinect sensors. The location, the theme, and exceptional creative brilliance absolutely hold the attentions of new media art fans.

Artist Statement

An interactive installation and performance, developed through a collaboration between interaction designers, architects and performance artists. Its principal performer, a 3 metre high responsive robot, interacts with its audience’s gestures while it waits for the arrival of its human co-performers. The film shown here presents the first choreographed site specific work to come from this colloquy. Titled ‘The Promise of Touch’, it was presented at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in June 2011. responding to two works within the Gallery – Francis Bacon’s Triptych ‘Three Figures in a Room’ (1964) & Pablo Picasso’s ‘Femmes devant la mer’ (1956).

Project Page

Ciriaco Castro (London, UK)
Miriam Dall’Igna (London, UK)
Ruairi Glynn (London, UK)
Enrique Ramos(London, UK)
Sigridur Reynisdottir (London, UK)
Nicholas Waters (London, UK)
Jemima Yong (London, UK)


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