CROWBOT JENNY (2011)


Installation with video (color, sound), screens, and printed panels, 3:50 min, dimensions variable.
Device: polystyrene, acrylic, speaker, and amplifier
23 5/8 x 11 13/16 x 3 7/8" (60 x 30 x 10 cm)
© Sputniko!
 
Crowbot Jenny is a solitary girl who, despite her generation’s tendency toward communication overload, has trouble relating to her peers. In fact, Crowbot Jenny prefers to talk with non-human species and develops the Crowbot, an instrument that replicates a range of crow calls, to commune with her army of birds.

Sputniko! developed an actual prototype of the Crowbot, after conversations with Professor Nicola Clayton, who has been studying the evolution and development of intelligence of crows at the University of Cambridge.


Selected Exhibitions

2010 Transformation - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2011 The 14th Japan Media Arts Festival - The National Art Center, Tokyo
2011 Talk to Me - MoMA, NY
2015 JUMP - Towada Art Center, Aomori
2019 States of Extremes- Design Museum Holon, Israel

Credits
Producer/Art Director/Concept : Sputniko!

Music Lyrics by Sputniko!
Music Composition by Sputniko! and Daichi Hayakawa

Music Arrangement by Shoichiro Hirata

Video Directed by Takumi Shiga

Video Production by P.I.C.S
Device Production by Masuki Jushi 

Device Electronics by Masahiro Tabuki, Masahiko Suda
Fashion Design by Aephie Huimi
Image Photography: Rai Royal


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