Imitating human behavioral patterns with derived, abstracted actions and processes, the kinetic sculpture "Offset XYZ" tries to establish communication with the human observer.

Offset XYZ
Kinetic sculpture

The kinetic sculpture’s behaviour includes fixed, dynamic and random movements together with flexible time units (unique, repetitive, intuitive) to create an autonomous, unpredictable object which possess its own time basis, its own consciousness, its own reality.

Every position and movement has to be read as encrypted words and sentences, ‘its’ semiotic system or language: an attempt for seeking contact from the self-aware becoming ‘machine’ trying to be understand by its unknown environment. To immerse its effort for acceptance, the object has adapted a recognized proportion model based on the human body (‘Modulor Man’ by Le Corbusier) to adjust its physical appearance to the scheme-conditioned human perception as much as possible.

Is the observer — are we — able to decode and accept the cryptic, alien opponent as an equal acting protagonist?

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Client
KASUGA

Published
May 2018

Exhibitions
2018 — Preparing for darkness, Kühlhaus Berlin, Germany