robotic instrument plays tattoos as musical compositions
mar 19, 2014
robotic instrument plays tattoos as musical compositions

robotic instrument plays tattoos as musical compositions
all images courtesy of ::vtol::





moscow media-artist dmitry morozov of ::vtol:: has designed and developed а sound controller that creates a music score out of a tattoo. ‘reading my body’ utilizes a robotic instrument which combines the human body and technological systems into a single entity. the device is comprised of a railing with hand holders and two parallel, black lines’ sensors that move along the arm using a stepper motor and is equipped with a 3-dimensional wii remote controller, giving it the additional possibility of expression achieved by moving the hand in space. morozov’s tattoo has been specifically designed to contain the maximum number of variable time slots between triggers. the performance piece is designed to automate the creative process in an attempt to represent the artist and his instrument as a creative hybrid. take a look at the video below for a demonstration of ‘reading my body':


::vtol:: ‘reading my body’
video courtesy of ::vtol::


robot by vtol plays tattoos as musical compositions
the tattoo is designed to contain the maximum number of variable time slots between triggers

vtol robot reads tattoos as musical compositions
the robotic railing attached to the arm

vtol robot reads tattoos as musical compositions
morozov wears the musical device



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