Andrea Anner & Thibault Brevet, © AATB

AATB is the collaborative practise of Andrea Anner and Thibault Brevet, both graduates from ECAL. Having previously worked on interactive objects and installations, they encountered an industrial robotic arm five years ago. This crystallised an ongoing research around human/machine interactions and led them to investigate the potential of robotics and industrial automation to exist outside the realm of factory floors. 

Their practise involves a tight connection and understanding of manufacturing processes, ranging from software programming, electronics to mechanical engineering and precision machining. Reflecting on the dissemination and assimilation of robotics into mundane activities, their work critically explores novel situations arising from these shifts. Since 2020, the studio operates a Motion Control service for the film industry: Superposition. The studio is based between Zurich and Marseille.

Their work has been exhibited in institutions such as ZKM (Karlsruhe), V&A (Dundee), Ars Electronica (Linz), Chengdu Biennale (Chengdu), New Museum (New York), Venice Biennale of Architecture, Zollverein (Essen), Unfold X (Seoul), APS Museum (Shanghai), HEK (Basel), Istanbul Design Biennial, Milan Design Week, Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich). They have been awarded the Swiss Design Award. 

Current collaborators:
Edda Rabold (Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, DE)
Matheus Vo Ngoc
Samuel Antol (Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, SK)
Severin Göbel-Groß (University of Applied Sciences Dresden, DE)

Past collaborators:
Veronika Marxer (Kingston School of Art, UK)
Vincent Julmy (FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel, CH)
Gabrielle Laurin (Arts Décoratifs de Paris, FR)
Nicolas Moreau (EBS Paris, FR)
Aline Abou Serhal (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble, FR)