The Egg Project is an extremely charming kinetic mechanical structure whose arms move big egg-like objects from one location towards another in a circular movement. Again and again. It is elegant, smooth, slightly absurd and certainly less noisy than the video would have you believe.
The machine behaves like a mother whose delicate rubber fingers only live for the pleasure of nesting her eggs from one platform to another. The machine in its role as a care-taker reflects the ambivalent relation our culture sustains with machines which is that of suspicion and admiration. The machine’ s potential of self awareness makes the human a possible anachronism. Not only does the machine simile humanity, it aspires to be more than human – a better version, which frightens us.
On view until 10th November 2007.
Fancy more eggs?
almost certified (grade A noise for non-discerning consumers) are robotic drum machines that make music by playing an exotic range of real eggs.
Enjoy By employs eggs sawed in half and implanted with microcontrollers and LED displays.