Tim Shaw 'The Birth of Breakdown Clown'
Tim Shaw recently returned from a year long artist residency at Bon University, Germany
It was here that he began work on 'The Birth of Breakdown Clown', an innovative project that integrates sculpture with robotics and artificial intelligence.
'Breakdown Clown' is an imaginary androgynous figure that plays a powerful role in an imagined society similar to that of a priest, shaman or therapist. The extraordinary sculpture explores the human condition and the nature of existence, not only in relation to moral conflicts facing the world today, but also reflects on issues of the individual voice against the powers of law and governance. Through its use of robotics, the project examines the digital age, reflecting upon how quickly we have become reliant on digital technology and how this has evolved our behavior and perception of reality.
Watch the video below to see this extraordinary work in action: