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SensorActorShield mit Sensoren und Motoren, Fell, CD, Walzenspieldosen-werk
mit Daphné Keramidas
Thinking of Vaucansons´ Digesting Duck from 1739 and the idea of simulating life,
the fur-animal is reduced to the basics of this intention:
a slowly breathing fur-ball with lightsensitive, wiggeling snaily eyes is controlling (and listening to)
a very special analog instrument playing a Swanlake-tune.
Instead of demonstrating its inner physical processes, it shows its reaction on stress:
in case of being blinded, its getting really nervous. While its breath is accelerating to a maximum, the motor which turns the disc to crank the little musicbox freaks out. It calms down in a dark surrounding and seems to feel save, relaxed and cosy then, purring like a little kitten...
But still the disc in front of it appears to be a mirror, showing the LEDs and cables inside of its own robot-body.