Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2006
Traffic (a passage of persons, vehicles or messages through transportation routes) as a title is appropriate to the mechanical nature of this exhibition. While Limpert traditionally constructs abstract figures out of steel, her new sculpture I is a six foot humanoid with a system of internal mechanisms. A motorized heart provides a pulse to its anatomical framework of metal veins. However it is the sculptures moving eyes that ultimately give it the illusion of self-awareness.
I, a robot senses and reacts to its environment unlike ordinary figurative sculptures. Mechatronic Designer and Engineer Matthew Elliott installed a micro-controller to monitor a sensor triggering the AC motor heart, and to deliver positioning pulses to the servo driven eyes based on the proximity of the viewer. Elliott recently co-invented a wall-climbing robot in cooperation with a US Army research team. For more information please go to http://www.mechatroNYC.com
Alexandra Limperts art work has been exhibited in NYC and abroad. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and her work has been featured in ARTnews and the Village Voice. She received her BFA from the Parsons School of Design. For more information please go to http://www.alexandralimpert.com.
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