The Russian duo present a proof of concept for their dream project, a robotic light and sound sculpture, 4.32.
For the final instalment of this month’s residency with 404.zero we return to a virtual space with 4.32, a CGI rendering of a project that Russian artists Kristina Karpysheva and Alexander Letsius hope to realise in the future.
In 4.32, industrial robots are mounted to the ceiling, each attached to a cross-shaped light fixture. The robots would then move in sequence, synched to spatial sound design, with the whole process driven by randomly generated algorithm.
Switching from static light fixtures to a dynamic, mechanised light sculpture, 404.zero continue to explore a holistic approach to light, sound and space, foregrounding the work with an emphasis on symmetry, motion and confluence.
4.32 can be understood as a natural extension of Karpysheva & Letsius’s AV practice, combining all the hallmarks of a 404.zero installation before catapulting the project headlong into an automated future. By expanding algorithmic programming into real-world robotics, the duo further remove any corporeal elements from their work, underlining the experience of engaging with their installations as something truly unique.
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