The lobby at 55 Washington was a perfect setting for the accordion robot, with its brushed steel walls and blue neon.
Misericordiam visited the Figment Festival on Governor’s Island, New York City, this July. For the first time, I suspended the piece from a tree in the open air rather than from an indoor framework. It was a beautiful day to hang accordions in trees. Here’s some video from the festival.
There’s some photos of Misericordiam al fresco over at flickr.
There’s no attempt to create a humanoid with Misericordiam, by Ranjit Bhatnagar, an accordion hung from a rope. It compresses and, thanks to gravity, decompresses with a convulsive abandon. I don’t know if it had any other purpose than humor, but I didn’t feel like I needed more.
— roberta fallon and libby rosof’s artblog: The human side of artbots
I have a new piece in Ten Years Running at the Chelsea Art Museum, April 5-14. The reception is Thursday, April 5, 6-8pm.
The latest incarnation of Misericordiam, the hovering accordion from Fluxbox, will be at the Esther M. Klein Gallery in Philadelphia for Artbots Philly, April 13-June 30, opening the evening of April 13th, 5:30-7:30.
We’ll also be playing in the Tranzducer series at Lemurplex on Friday, May 25th.
The sound of an accordion can be joyful or annoying, and artist Ranjit Bhatnagar has managed to add a dose of creepiness with his creation “Misericordiam.” Here, an accordion dangles in a black curtain-flanked booth, playing sinister sounds to no one in particular. White LEDs give it a festive air, but its intermittent noises and shakes make it seem like a prop escaped from a haunted house.
— Rachel Metz, Wired Blogs
ArtBots is very happy to announce a regional NYC show as part of the science+art festival 2006 this fall. The show will feature works old and new by eight New York artists who have appeared in previous ArtBots shows.
Thursday-Sunday November 9-12, 2006, Noon-6pm
Opening reception Thursday November 9th, 6-8pm
26 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)
New York City!
Come see wheeze and a bunch of other marvelous art machines!