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Robots Build Salt Sculptures While Viewers Relax In A Hot Tub [Video]

Robots Build Salt Sculptures While Viewers Relax In A Hot Tub [Video]
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Detrius is an installation that uses machines to create works of art while patrons watch.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 22 october 2013

Created by New York artist Jonathan Schipper, Detrius is an installation that uses robots to build salt sculptures while viewers relax and watch from a hot tub.

The installation is currently on exhibit at The Boiler in Brooklyn and it consists of a few tons of salt spread out on the entire gallery floor of the room and a mechanism hanging from the ceiling through four cables. The mechanism moves across the space and lowers itself to build three-dimensional structures made of salt. The salt sculptures resemble architectural forms and skylines.

While the machines build  the salt sculptures all over the surface, viewers can watch and relax from a hot tub located on one corner of the room.

The installation will be at The Boiler through November 24th.

Watch the video below to see Detrius at work.

Jonathan Schipper

Images via DesignBoom.

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