Soap Opera, Commissioned by V&A Dundee, UK, 2019
Soap Opera is an installation specifically meant to replicate a sense of the wonder and playful child-like intent that blowing bubbles instils in us. AATB ask us to consider whether using a robotic arm can still capture the pleasure and delight of blowing bubbles, as well as creating new and imaginative uses for industrial robots. The robot itself has been programmed to create a series of carefully planned movements, with the aim of creating a mesmerising and contemplative installation, which points towards the fragility of what we consider human in the robotic age.
This project was initiated by Thibault Brevet during his master’s degree in Fine Arts at ECAL, experimented with Lisa Kishtoo, a student in Media & Interaction design during a workshop at ECAL and finally developed with Andrea Anner at AATB.