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Burlington City Arts

ALM@ Pérez ROBOPOEMS: Quadruped@s

February 22, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Lower Level, BCA Center

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 6 - 8 p.m.

Robopoems: Quadruped@s is supported in part by the UVM Humanities Center

Robopoems is an interdisciplinary project created by Alm@ Pérez (a pseudonym for Tina Escaja) that combines poetry, photography, sound, and technology that explores the intersection of robotics and humanity. Pérez creates interactive sculptures in the form of robots engraved with bilingual poetry written from the robot’s point of view. Her creations resemble insects or spiders embodying underlying anxiety and problematic relationship many of us have with technology. Through her robotic sculptures and large-scale photographs, the artist emphasizes the existential exchange between robots and humans, correlating technology with art and poetics.