Michel de Broin

Stick to Resist - autonomous version

2004
Video and editing: Émilien Chatelain Performance: Ève K. Tremblay Technological support: Jacques de Broin "Stick to Resist (Autonomous Version)" was created and put into circulation in Paris during the orange alert Vigipirate measures. Equipped with a battery, memory, timer, and a high-capacity (300 kg) electromagnet, it functions as a kind of semi-autonomous robot that can be attached to metal surfaces. An electronic keypad enables its user to activate and deactivate the magnet for a specified duration by programming a six-digit secret code. Without this electronic signature, it is impossible to release the robot from the surface to which it is affixed. The LCD countdown display suggests a time bomb, but when the countdown reaches zero, the robot, which constitutes an electronic mode of resistance, falls harmlessly to the ground.
Title
Stick to Resist - autonomous version
Date
2004
Medium
Time-Based Media
Materials
4 channel digital video installation, XX: minutes, electro-magnet, battery, keypad, electro-luminescent diodes, battery charger, security case, and series of six ink jet prints
Dimensions
installation dimensions variable
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2007
Accession number
42092