Transformers in The Hague

Last weekend the city hall of the Hague was invaded by autobots: Totomobiel, Amorphic Robot Works.

Official PR states as follows “In collaboration with DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival), Chico MacMurtrie and his team at Brooklyn’s Amorphic Robot Works will present the Totemobile in the Atrium of The Hague’s city hall. Totemobile is a robotic sculpture that initially appears as a life-sized representation of the culturally iconic Citroën DS automobile. In performance, this familiar figure is visually exploded, subverted and elaborated through various levels of abstraction until it reaches its final form: an organic 20-meter-tall totem pole. Upon reaching its full height, the work blooms with light, in the form of multiple organically-inspired inflatable sculptures suggesting the final maturation of an enormous biological organism.”

photos: courtesy of R. Simmmonds

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