Hysterical Machines

Bill Vorn

4/29/2011 - 6/19/2011

Born and living in Montreal, Bill Vorn has been active in the field of Robotic Art since 1992. His installations involve robotics, motion control, sound, lighting, video and cybernetic processes that evoke human qualities in articulated metal structures.

The questions posed by Vorn’s work are not about whether robots have true emotion or intelligence, but rather about what they evoke in us, their users. In a dramatic fashion, Vorn’s robots respond to our interactivity as “a state of mind.” In questioning our relations, connections or fantasies concerning robots, we may end up imaging what the robot is feeling about us.

Can you and do you love robots?