Public squares used to be central places of social interaction and individual's engagement in public life. Often, monuments were raised on these spots in order to symbolize and represent the political/ social state/ orientation of the country.
Robovox is the first public monument which travels from country to country. At the same time, it activates public space into a place of communication, social interaction and playground. As a sculpture it symbolises active engagement in public life/ matters by giving you the opportunity to speak about public matters, to provoke debates and thus reflect the state of mind of each society.
The Author's primary interest in the project is an artistic exploration of ways of expression of an individual and her/his role in the conglomerate of the otherwise statistically unified results of public opinion polls. Therefore, Robovox is also an attempt for further research of conditions of communication in different parts of the World.
- The RoboVox installation will address general public comprised of active participants (who will send messages to RoboVox) and passive observers (who will hear these messages). Passers by will also be encouraged to take an anonymous survey.
- Collected messages, filled-out questionnaires and media response will be processed by an independent research institution, which will provide with reports.
- Project analysis, written and audio/visual project documentation as well as articles by our international collaborators will be published as a book, DVD and website, produced by designers and multimedia artists of the CODEEP collective and Nord Cross Production.
-The book and DVD will be published by CODEEP and Nord Cross Production and distributed in art and culture centers, bookstores and festivals internationally.