edition

2010

title

Alternative Tools for Making Pictures

author

Matúš Lelovský (SK)

degree

M.A. project

school

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

Visual Communications Studio

supervisor

Mgr. art. Pavol Bálik

The object of this piece was to design a robot that draws with tools people use. From the illustrations provided, we can presume that the robot, when cleverly steered with the developed algorithms, creates a picture on a chosen surface. This programmed journey makes abstract drawings or typographical compositions with markers or felt-tip pens. The simple mechanical engine makes markings that are imperfect, which gives the robot his own unique style. I wonder if the opposite premise would be feasible – one in which a man would draw with tools specially designed for a robot.