Detrius is an installation that uses machines to create works of art while patrons watch.

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.

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