Penguins Mirror: 450 Motorized Stuffed Penguins Moving In Reaction (video)

"Penguins Mirror" (2015) by Daniel Rozin from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

Daniel Rozin
“Penguins Mirror”, 2015
450 stuffed animals, motors, control electronics, xbox kinect motion sensor, mac-mini computer, custom software, tin bases
dimensions variable

“Penguins Mirror” is an installation scattered on the floor and comprised of 450 motorized stuffed animals. Reductive in palette, yet baroque in behavior, it performs an absurdly homogeneous system of movement. Playing with the compositional possibilities of black and white, each penguin turns from side to side and responds to the presence of an audience. As they perform, the penguins’ collective intelligence is puzzling, yet somehow familiar, as the plush toys enact a precise choreography rooted in geometry.

Filmed and edited by Victoria Sendra.

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