Photographs by Matthias Moller
British visual artist Peter William Holden combines art and music with science via robotic engineering.
For Merge Festival we will be showcasing 3 of his installations.
Tap dancing robots bring a disused building to life with a symphony of rhythms and taps activated by the public at the control panel. Adventurous spectators can reinvent the piece and create their own composition using sixteen switches to trigger short sequences of sound and movement.
A second work is inspired by the ‘The Industrial Revolution’. The motion of the machine emphasises the relentless movement of progress as the machine moves to its predetermined program, ignorant of its environment and unwilling to stop if anything gets in its way.