BOT & DOLLY

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Bot & Dolly is a design and engineering studio that specializes in automation, robotics, and filmmaking. It’s our mission to advance motion control and automation as a creative medium, and build world-class tools that enable others to do the same. At the core of our technology is an integrated software/hardware platform that provides precise and expressive control of 6-axis industrial robots. On top of this core platform we provide industry-specific toolsets such as IRIS to support in the creative process, from prototype to production. To date, our tools have been used in feature films, national television ads, Las Vegas shows, and large-scale art installations. We dream about where they’ll be used next.
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BOT & DOLLY

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Bot&Dollyは、自動化、ロボット工学、映画製作を専門とする設計およびエンジニアリングスタジオです。 クリエイティブメディアとしてモーションコントロールと自動化を推進し、他の人が同じことを行えるようにする世界クラスのツールを構築することが私たちの使命です。 当社の技術の中核は、6軸産業用ロボットの正確で表現力豊かな制御を提供する統合ソフトウェア/ハードウェアプラットフォームです。 このコアプラットフォームに加えて、プロトタイプから製造までのクリエイティブプロセスをサポートするために、IRISなどの業界固有のツールセットを提供しています。 これまで、私たちのツールは長編映画、全国テレビ広告、ラスベガスのショー、大規模なアートインスタレーションで使用されてきました。 次にどこで使用されるかを夢見ています。

Daniel Rozin

Troll Mirror
The mechanical mirrors are made of various materials but share the same behavior and interaction; any person standing in front of one of these pieces is instantly reflected on its surface. The mechanical mirrors all have video cameras, motors and computers on board and produce a soothing sound as the viewer interacts with them. Troll Mirror was commisioned by Traget and is made of pairs of pink and blue troll dolls. Every troll doll pair can rotate so that the pink or blue troll face the front. The result is a colorfull reflection of the viewer’s outline and playfull colorfull transitions

Ricardo Barreto and Paula Perissinotto

CYBERDANCE

This net art by Ricardo Barreto and Paula Perissinotto offers us a split, fragmented, impossible dance, in a divided, multiplied space. Cyberdance consists of the combination and recombination of elements that represent the different parts of the human body. A mannequin was photographed as a model in different positions. These images were later converted to the animated form, allowing users to combine them in different ways, as well as link them to different dance terms, to the names of postures and positions of classical ballet. On a page divided into frames containing fragments of the mannequin, we can see his head, legs, torso and arms rotating, while allowing us to subdivide each frame by clicking on it, each frame composing an aberrant doll whose fragments dance, silently, independent one from the other. There is no music, no rhythm, no space. It is a digital dance, a dance in which time and space have become a platform.

KRIS VERDONCK

I / II / III / IIII

In I/II/III/IIII, choreographer and visual artist Kris Verdonck transforms the stage into a life-size dollhouse. Four female ICK-dancers – not unlike marionettes – are floating in mid-air, suspended from a huge machine. A solo, a duet, a trio and a quartet follow one another in this choreography of identical movements. A game of surrendering to the machine and at the same time, searching for control. The images evoked by I/II/III/IIII are confusing and ambiguous: the dancers almost look like graceful, fragile swans … but they also remind us of animal carcasses being dragged along, floating angels, falling human bodies and everything in between.

ALICE ANDERSON

أليس أندرسون
爱丽丝·安德森
アリス·アンダーソン
앨리스 앤더슨
Алиса Андерсон
COCOON
Alice Anderson’s giant installations created out thousands of feet of red colored doll hair are a thing of wonder. Selected for its relationship to her own bright red hair, Anderson selected the material to refer to her childhood where she invented rituals based around her hair to calm her anxieties when left home alone. Draped over buildings, walls, and every imaginable surface, Anderson’s work is just as much about reinterpreting an everyday material as it is about coming to terms with the ghosts of her youth.

LAURIE SIMMONS

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
ЛОРИ СИММОНС
DOLL
SIMMONS HAS LONG INVESTIGATED HUMAN PERFORMANCE AS IT RELATES TO SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH A DEEP DOCUMENTATION AND PROFOUND CHOREOGRAPHY OF DOLLS AND OBJECTS IN AND ON A STAGE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY ARE OFTEN BLURRED, AND THE ARTIST’S TABLEAUS ARE EVOCATIVE OF A SINCERE HUMANITY, EMOTION AND CHARACTER.

Alice Anderson

أليس أندرسون
爱丽丝·安德森
アリス·アンダーソン
앨리스 앤더슨
АЛИСА АНДЕРСОН
enrouler le temps

British filmmaker and artist Alice Anderson creates work by concentrating on her childhood from where her obsession of doll’s, and particularly hair, comes from. Her installations reflect her mother/daughter relationship during her isolation in her childhood. During that time Anderson would invent rituals to calm herself down by making threads out of undone seams – later her own hair – and twirling them around her own body and objects. As a natural red-head, she solely focuses on using red doll hair to make small and impressive large scale sculptures.

Marnix de Nijs

15 Minutes of Biometric Fame
The design of the installation 15 Minutes of Biometric Fame is inspired by the camera dollies employed in the television and cinema industries. A camera crane moves autonomously over a large circular track. In a rather intimidating manner, it points the camera at visitors in the exhibition space and scans each visitor’s facial features, comparing them to those of a vast array of preselected persons in a database.

Echo Morgan

Be the Inside of the Vase
Part I: Million Dollar Baby
Part II: Break the Vase

“I often invite viewers to participate, drawing strength from the audiences’ emotional vulnerability, and feelings of uneasiness, to complete the performance as a whole,” Morgan explains in her artist statement. “Here, my emotions become entwined with the audiences,’ creating a symbiotic relationship based on control and power.

LAURIE SIMMONS

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
ЛОРИ СИММОНС
Blue Geisha Lying on Bed

Simmons has long investigated human performance as it relates to specific environments through a deep documentation and profound choreography of dolls and objects in and on a stage. The boundaries between fiction and reality are often blurred, and the artist’s tableaus are evocative of a sincere humanity, emotion and character.

Shinichi Yamashita

robot dolls

YOHJI YAMAMOTO

山本耀司
יוז’י ימאמוטו
ヨウジヤマモト

彼は自分の哲学と前衛的な精神を服で表現し、現在のトレンドからかけ離れたデザインを頻繁に作成しています。基本的に、彼は特大のシルエットが特徴のラインを作ります。通常、光沢のあるテクスチャのドレープ(ゆるいギャザーとボロボロ)が特徴で、フィギュアの輪郭や動きに応じて自然に変化します。多くの場合、単一の色(特に黒)と単一の色合いが使用されます。山本洋二は服を通して自分を表現しようとしていると言えます。その想いや精神に共感するお客さまを魅了し、熱烈なファンに。川久保玲のコムデギャロンや三宅一生の三宅一生などと並んで、1980年代に国内外で高い評価を得たカリスマ的なデザイナーブランドが「DCブランドブーム」を形成した。 (DCはDesigners&Charactersの略です。現在はDesigners’Brandsと呼ばれています。)彼は現在、Brother、Dolls、Zatoichiなどの北野武の衣装デザイナーを務めています。彼はまた、Soulmates Never Die(Live in Paris 2003)ツアーショーの最中に、アディダスラインでプラセボのプロバイダーとして認められています。

LAURIE SIMMONS

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
ЛОРИ СИММОНС
SIMMONS HAS LONG INVESTIGATED HUMAN PERFORMANCE AS IT RELATES TO SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH A DEEP DOCUMENTATION AND PROFOUND CHOREOGRAPHY OF DOLLS AND OBJECTS IN AND ON A STAGE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY ARE OFTEN BLURRED, AND THE ARTIST’S TABLEAUS ARE EVOCATIVE OF A SINCERE HUMANITY, EMOTION AND CHARACTER.

LAURIE SIMMONS

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
ЛОРИ СИММОНС
SIMMONS HAS LONG INVESTIGATED HUMAN PERFORMANCE AS IT RELATES TO SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH A DEEP DOCUMENTATION AND PROFOUND CHOREOGRAPHY OF DOLLS AND OBJECTS IN AND ON A STAGE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY ARE OFTEN BLURRED, AND THE ARTIST’S TABLEAUS ARE EVOCATIVE OF A SINCERE HUMANITY, EMOTION AND CHARACTER.

laurie simmons

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
Лори Симмонс
the love doll

Laurie Simmons

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
Лори Симмонс
The Love Doll

Michael Sailstorfer

Ragdoll Boss

Ralph Baer

Magnavox Odyssey
Even if you’re a devoted fan of video games, there’s a decent chance you’re not familiar with the name Ralph H. Baer. This should be considered gamer high treason considering Baer’s importance in creating the concept of home video games and the vast, varied entertainment ecosystem now built upon them. Despite being the one to push the dominoes toward an industry that currently makes billions of dollars annually, the bulk of the gaming community has largely forgotten about him.Now a 91-year-old widower, the German-born Baer is the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, the world’s first video game console. The Odyssey is predated in the games-on-screens space only by experiments like Willy Higinbotham’s Tennis for Two and the coin-op dud Computer Space. But Baer also has a long and distinguished record as an engineer and inventor. The list of patents and gadgets in his name encompasses surgical-cutting equipment, “muscle-toning pulse generators,” submarine-tracking radar systems, video simulations for trainee pilots, talking books and talking doormats, iconic ‘80s toys like SIMON and Laser Command, and even launch displays and a lunar-resistant camera grip for the Saturn V and Apollo 11 space programs.

CILDO MEIRELES

Zero Dollar

Laurie Simmons

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
ЛОРИ СИММОНС
Walking Pocket Watch/ The Music of Regret
SIMMONS HAS LONG INVESTIGATED HUMAN PERFORMANCE AS IT RELATES TO SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH A DEEP DOCUMENTATION AND PROFOUND CHOREOGRAPHY OF DOLLS AND OBJECTS IN AND ON A STAGE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY ARE OFTEN BLURRED, AND THE ARTIST’S TABLEAUS ARE EVOCATIVE OF A SINCERE HUMANITY, EMOTION AND CHARACTER.

Laurie Simmons

劳丽西蒙斯
ローリー·シモンズ
로리 시몬스
ЛОРИ СИММОНС
Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See
SIMMONS HAS LONG INVESTIGATED HUMAN PERFORMANCE AS IT RELATES TO SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH A DEEP DOCUMENTATION AND PROFOUND CHOREOGRAPHY OF DOLLS AND OBJECTS IN AND ON A STAGE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY ARE OFTEN BLURRED, AND THE ARTIST’S TABLEAUS ARE EVOCATIVE OF A SINCERE HUMANITY, EMOTION AND CHARACTER.

ELENE USDIN

Broken Doll

ELENE USDIN

Broken Doll

CHRISTINA WEST

크리스티나 웨스트
what a doll

MARGAUX LANGE

deconstructs Barbie dolls

ROBERT GLIGOROV

Роберт Глигоровым
罗伯特·格利戈罗夫
روبرت غليغوروف
dollar note

DONATA WENDERS

Wim Wenders on the set of Million Dollar Hotel

ARTHUR GANSON

Артур Гансон художника
Machine with Abandoned Doll

LAURENCE RUET

doll