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John Peña, Jon Rubin & Brett Yasko

Human to Robot Army

2008

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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Artists Peña, Rubin, & Yasko are building a robot army with the help of willing participants. The army consists of hypnotized citizens who when triggered by a keyword will act like robots for a short period of time. As the show progresses, be on the lookout for the Human to Robot Army.

Exhibition

Gestures 11: Meet the Made, July 11 - August 31, 2008
About The Artist

John Peña (American, b. 1981) is a multi-disciplinary artist who engages with the natural world to reveal the subtle relationships between humans and nature. Through his art, Peña tries to communicate with the environment around him, often documenting a memorable moment or encounter. Those experiences are then pieced together to create a larger story that evokes an appreciation for the ordinary moments in daily life. John received his BFA in Painting from Central Washington University and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Jon Rubin (American, b. 1963) is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions in public life that re-imagine individual, group, and institutional behavior. His projects include starting a radio station in an abandoned neighborhood that only plays the sound of an extinct bird and operating a restaurant that produces a live video talk show with its customers. He has exhibited at galleries around the world, including The Guggenheim Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; The Shanghai Biennial; Anyang Public Art Project, Korea; The Parkingallery, Tehran, Iran; as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners. Rubin is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award and a recent finalist for the International Award for Participatory Art. He is an Associate Professor and Graduate Director in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.

Brett Yasko (American, b. 1968) is a graphic designer and artist working in a conceptualist paradigm using text and imagery to subvert traditional notions of language and cultural tropes.

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