ISU: a robot that can paint and write (2006)
Named after Isidore Isou the creator, back in the 50’s, of the French movement known as the Letrisme, ISU is able to draw letters and words and from there generate pictorial compositions. Like in lettrism, which campaign for the use of the letter as the basis of a new art form, ISU generates by itself a series of letters and words that may or may not trigger on the viewer meaning.
The process by which ISU decides the use of a letter or builds a word lays on a complex dynamics between a positive feedback mechanism and a random mode.
ISU, obsesiones #3, 2008, ink on canvas, 185 x 130 cm