Ongoing

installationmachine

2010

Ongoing is a walking flower pot that finds the brightest spot in a room without hitting any potential obstacles on the way. The domesticated plant seems to have reached some freedom from mankind – although of course the plant itself doesn’t do anything but being carried by a men-made machine. The program that guides every pot is very basic and its aims are simple. But especially when the plants start to move in a swarm in search for the perfect light, very complex behaviours and divers characters appear.

These peculiar, animated objects in familiar appearance – apparently only the metal legs are added – are a humorous yet poetic approach to all the possibilities new technologies offer and its sometimes absurd applications.

Material: plant, flower pot, sensors, motors, aluminium, steel, electronics