Norma Jeane — Scene with Shybot — San Francisco, USA — 27 FEB - 04 MAR 2017
The Lab, 2948 16th Street
In collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute (IIC), The Lab is pleased to present Scene with Shybot by Norma Jeane, an experiment that connects visitors to The Lab with a robot wandering the desert. The Italian artist Norma Jeane worked with a team of engineers to design a robot that they subsequently liberated in Palm Desert. This robot has no function in the traditional sense. It does not serve us; it probably will not enslave us (perhaps only our imagination). Instead, this robot is programmed to run. To run immediately, with nervous electric heartbeat, in the opposite direction as soon as it senses the presence of a human being.