DON’T YOU WANT ME BABY?

Interactive installation with a dancing plant on a robot vacuum. SEQUENCES: real time art festival held in collaboration with all the major art institutions in Reykjavík founded by NÝLÓ – The Living Art Museum. City Hall of Reykjavík 2006.

ABOUT THE WORK:

This was an installation I made at the City Hall of Reykjavik with a dancing plant. The sad plant danced around cleaning the floors of the City Hall to melancholic love songs from the 80´s. It was running on a robot vacuum cleaner, which has sensors to decipher where dirt has gathered in the public space. This desperate housewife, public servant extraordinaire felt unappreciated for all its work and loving care. Although most people found the plants strange movements and shifts funny at first they soon sensed the bitter sorrow that it emitted, which the songs underlined.