A new exhibit at the David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea, NY opened up earlier this month featuring a full size, lifelike female robot.
Artist Jordan Wolfson, who is best known for exploring a wide range of mediums such as sculpture, video and installations, created the robot, which features state of the art animatronics and facial recognition. The robot, dressed in a dirty white dress and a demonic dark green mask, dances and lip synchs to music and an audio track that plays throughout the 7 minute performance. She also has the ability to track your movement, her wide eyes will follow you as you move back and forth throughout the room.
The performance is appointment based and needs to be booked about 1 week in advance, although by chance, I was lucky enough to get a private viewing this morning. The experience was overwhelming to say the least, as viewers are encouraged to maintain eye contact with the robot for the duration of the performance, "creating a different kind of viewing experience that intensifies the importance of the gaze," the official press release stated.
The exhibit was created in conjunction with Spectral Motion in California and will be on display until April 19.
- David Zwirner Gallery, 525 W 19th St, New York, NY