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David Wettergreen

Remote Terrain Observed, 47.3 Kilometers

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Wettergreen's installation features footage taken from robots traversing the Atacama, here projected onto the floor of a small, nearly hidden closet space. The video depicts rocks and mountains passing by in rapid succession, creating the vertiginous illusion of time and space extending into the depths of the gallery.

Curated by Heather Pesanti

When

2008

About The Artist

David Wettergreen is an Associate Research Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University whose research focuses on robotic exploration: underwater, on the surface, and in air and space, and in the necessary ingredients of perception, planning, learning, and control for robot autonomy. His robotic field investigations in the Atacama desert in Chile, the driest climate on earth, will bring new scientific understanding of this terrain as a habitat for life with distinct analogies to Mars.

Wettergreen's installation features footage taken from robots traversing the Atacama, here projected onto the floor of a small, nearly hidden closet space. The video depicts rocks and mountains passing by in rapid succession, creating the vertiginous illusion of time and space extending into the depths of the gallery.

Curated by Heather Pesanti

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