Tresset at Merge Festival
May 24 - June 4 2017. London. Part of the Merge Festival, where will take part also Dodgem an artistic version, full scale, of a bumper cars game. also present. Sponsort by Tate Modern.
The exhibition will premiere a large scale installation titled La Classe, Human Study #4. It will also present three other installations from the Human Studies series as well as a set of drawings based on primary school course books.
La Classe, Human Study #4 is a theatrical piece where twenty robots act as stylised pupils. Their studious behaviour is modulated by their attention, boredom, shyness, nerdiness, and is disturbed and distracted by their colleagues or the public’s activities in the room. Using robots as minimal actors, Patrick revisits his interest in the representation of the human tendencies towards conformity and obsessiveness while at the same time expressing the passing of time through mark making.