lundi 22 octobre 2007

Portable Spray-Paint Output Device by Jürg Lehni

Hektor Draws a Landscape, 2003, Hektor with Alex Rich for the exhibition, Lee 3 Tau Ceti Central Armory Show at the Villa Arson, Nice.

Hektor Meets Will Morris, 2003, Hektor and Goodwill for Tourette's II, at the Gallery W139 in Amsterdam

Hektor Test #8: Typography, 2002, The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.



J'aimerais bien voir ce système à l'oeuvre...
I would like to see this system in work...

"Hektor is a portable Spray-Paint Output Device for laptop computers. It was created in close collaboration with engineer Uli Franke for Jürg Lehni's diploma project at écal (école cantonale d'art de Lausanne) in 2002.

Hektor’s light and fragile installation consists only of two motors, toothed belts and a can holder that handles regular spray cans. The can is moved along drawing paths just as the human hand or old plotters would. During operation, the mechanism sometimes trembles and wobbles, and the paint often drips. The contrasts between these low-tech aspects and the high-tech touch of the construction hold ambiguous and poetic qualities and make Hektor enjoyable to watch in action."

"Jürg Lehni is an independent designer, developer and artist. His self-initiated work originates from reflections about tools, the computer and the way we work with and adapt to technology."

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