Drawing Operations

Drawing Operations
Still Image
Sougwen Chung
Drawing Operations (Duet) is a performance centered on a drawing collaboration between human and machine. In this duet, Sougwen and Drawing Operations Units: Generation 1&2 create an improvised drawing corresponding to 3 themes, tracing a narrative of human and machine; Mimicry, Memory and Future Speculations. Each thematic chapter showcases an evolving robotic behavior linked to the artists explorations into art & Ai. MIMICRY the robotic arm mimics the artist’s gesture by seeing through an overhead camera, and analyzing the movement through computer vision software. The result is a synchronicity of movement between artist and machine, captured as a drawing artifact. MEMORY Gestures from previous drawings are collected and saved, existing as a memory bank for D.O.U.G._2. Analysis of visual style of historic artists to translate into gesture, as well as colour palette as a collective memory bank from which robotic arm will be able to select.