Urs Fischer's "PLAY" Exhibition Features Self-Driving Office Chairs

Equipped with wires, sensors, and functioning AI.

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Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer launched his latest exhibition at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled “PLAY,” the presentation features nine autonomous office chairs moving throughout the white cube space. Each chair is equipped with wires, sensors, and functioning AI that enables them to move about on their own. As the exhibition nears its end on June 15, the movement of the chairs will become more adept. The choreography of the interactive work was made in collaboration between Fischer and Madeline Hollander.

“Fischer seeks to create sculpture through interaction. While the chairs are the most visible part of ‘PLAY’, the work unfolds through exchange, expectation, and frustration. As you stand in the gallery, a chair might approach timidly or full of boisterous energy and engage you in any number of actions. Yet, the chairs defy preconceived notions of how they should behave,” said the gallery in a statement.

Tour the exhibition above and learn more about “PLAY” by visiting Deitch’s official website. Also, be sure to check out the Instagram posts below to see the chairs in action.

For more dynamic shows, check out Georgia Hill’s “A Measure of All Things” solo exhibition in Melbourne.

Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
925 N Orange Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

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Urs Fischer’s PLAY, featuring choreography by @mchollander is open today until 6PM! ✨?✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ With PLAY, Fischer seeks to create sculpture through interaction. While the chairs are the most visible part of exhibition,the work unfolds through exchange, expectation, and frustration. As you stand in the gallery, a chair might approach timidly or full of boisterous energy and engage you in any number of actions. Yet, the chairs defy preconceived notions of how they should behave. As you expect one to veer to the left, it darts right and wheels off to the opposite side of the room, abruptly dismissing any patterns that you may try to apply. These moments of entropy lie at the heart of the piece, confounding the observer and bestowing a kind of agency upon the chairs, making them active participants in their own arena. 〰️ “There’s this funny moment when you’re walking backwards in a gallery, or you’re walking sideways, or you just did lots of circles and that wasn’t your choreography. So as you’re traversing them you kind of ignore things that seem pretty pedestrian and then you see that you’re actually doing those things and so you forget who’s mirroring whom.” – @mchollander tells @autremagazine. ___ ?: @white1977 for @joshuawhitephotography #UrsFischer @mchollander #MadelineHollander #choreography #robotics #ai #play

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