Drawing Machine - Mad Green

Jan. 24 - May. 13, 2016        

This project is experimenting with paradoxical behaviors of an anthropomorphous drawing machine called Mad Green. This machine uses charcoals as hands to draw on the paper and erasers as feet to disturb the traces simultaneously. The hysterical gestures and the madness embedded in its personality surprisingly result in an elegant and peaceful landscape drawing. 

I see the experiment as a process of operating on a body, a green wind-up toy, with transplantations of motor, battery, switch, potentiometer and charcoals as new organs. Then it’s armed with a roller car which is further functioned for erasing. A wooden frame and a roadblock are set on top of the machine in order to create constraints and interventions to maintain the certain size and highlight the marks of the drawings.