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In this series of works, Shih Yun continues her exploration in using toy robots to create marks in her works. This time, specific activities happening on the paper/canvas are dictated by rules she made up and by using the element of chance from a dice. Her intention is to trade the lack of control for the joy of seeing what would arise.
Rules for the ‘Robots Paintings’ by Shih Yun Yeo
The 80cm square canvas is divided into 6 parts, each square is 13.33 cm each.
X= The horizontal axis
Y= The vertical axis
A dice is used to obtain a number from 1–6.
Throw dice to determine the colour to use.
If the number is even 2, 4, 6, then green is chosen.
If the number is odd 1, 3, 5, then black is chosen.
Throw dice to determine the saturation of paint.
Depending on the number, different intensity of the paint is determined. The measurement is from a mini beer mug I bought from the second-hand store along Lindwurmstrasse.
Number 1– 1.5 cups of the mini beer mug.
Number 2– 1.25 cups of the mini beer mug.
Number 3– 1 cup of the mini beer mug.
Number 4– 0.5 cup of the mini beer mug.
Number 5– 0.25 cup of the mini beer mug.
Number 6– 0 cup of the mini beer mug= no water is added.
Throw dice to determine the position to pour the paint and to position the robot.
X=( number on the dice)
Y=( number on the dice)
Throw dice to determine which of the two robots to use.
If the number is odd, the use Robot 1.
If the number is even, the use Robot 2.
Throw dice to determine the time(in minutes) to operate the…
Installation / Installaatio, Painting / Maalaus, Sculpture / KuvanveistoTagged
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