Thursday 31 July 2008

Opening today: R.U.R

Ronnie van Hout's R.U.R, an 8m-long prone robot figure, is being unveiled today at the Melbourne Art Fair. The work is being presented by Satellite Art Projects, and is situated in the forecourt of the Royal Exhibition Buildings.

Promo photos reveal a blocky grey form with a scary set of teeth. Not being in Melbourne, I can only imagine what the "unveiling" is going to be like. I prefer to imagine that the work is currently shrouded in a white wrapper, which is going to be slowly removed in front of a humming crowd. I will be very disappointed if I find out later that they put screens around it instead.

Image: Ronnie van Hout R.U.R 2008, from the Satellite Art projects website.

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