kirsty boyle :: robotics artist

tree ceremony

tree ceremony 2010 robot performance installation commissioned for Robot Dreams exhibition.


Robot Dreams :: Roboterträume :: Rêves de robot
June 9 to September 12 2010 Museum Tinguely, Basel
October 9 2010 to January 9 2011 Kunsthaus Graz

Boyle’s robot figure, which has its origin in the handcraft of Karakuri – the Japanese tradition of automaton making – is a mistress of ceremonies. She mediates between man and nature, propagating the overcoming of the boundaries between artificiality and naturalness, respectively the technological and the organic that have always been inscribed in western culture.

The project was developed via the Synapse Art/Science initiative, presented by The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and the Artificial Intelligence Lab, University of Zurich in association with the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Read more about my artist residency at the AI Lab, University of Zurich.


New Media Art Award 2012
03.08 - 04.11 2012
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

artist in residence
01.10 - 31.12 2012
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
supported by the City of Zurich