Gilberto Esparza builds electronic “beam-bot” like robots that feed off of the environment. The urban parasite is device that crawls along the powerlines sucking on the electricity to fuel it’s movements. His more recent Nomadic Plants, on view at Laboreal Centro De Art
”moves towards water when its bacteria require nourishment. It contains vegetation and microorganisms living symbiotically inside the body of the machine. The robot draws water from a contaminated river, decomposes its elements, helps to create energy to feed its brain circuits and the surplus is then used to create life, maintaining plants that, at once, fulfill their own life cycle. ” – from the exhibition.
Could this self sustaining nomadic parasite be used as a model for the nomadic future office?