ufo factory detroit back homepage Cardboard UFO FACTORY at MOCAD
PRINCESS DRAGONMOM's
"ROBOT HEART"
 ARTSHOW and PERFORMANCE

July 19, 2008 at the cardboard UFO FACTORY at MOCAD
(photos by Corine Smith, Sarah Lapinski and Davin Brainard)




PRESS RELEASE:

The story of the ROBOT HEART is a psychological portrait of the group PRINCESS DRAGONMOM, forced to finally face the painful wrath of one thousand robot victim’s relentless heartbeats.  It is truly a tale of conscience.  ROBOT HEART is simultaneously a horror story and sci-fi mystery told from the rarely seen and heard robot's perspective. 

After 15 years of robot related noise performance/destruction, you the viewer finally get to see what makes the PDM robot really, as they say "TICK".   PDM aim to present an example of how harsh, abstract, and hypnotic electronic noise can be used in conjunction with traditional iconic cardboard robot imagery to relate a message of tolerance and empathy in these trying modern times, specifically relating to the multiple struggles within our small town of NEW DETROIT, and in a larger sense the USA as a whole. 

The robot will have his heart at any cost.  Is this the end of PRINCESS DRAGONMOM?  Is it the dawning of a new CARDBOARD AGE?  Will the robot sacrifice UFO FACTORY as penance for the collective sins of it's proprietors?  Are we lost?  Has our human lust for industry, machinery and power finally gotten the better of us? Who stole the robot's heart?

Or did he have it along????

Saturday, July 19, 2008
8 PM -Midnite


 

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ROBOT HEART installation view.

    
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ROBOT HEART installation view.

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Artwork by Dion Fischer.

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Artwork by Davin Brainard.

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Artwork by Dion Fischer.


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Artwork by Ronald Cornelissen.


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Artwork by Warn Defever and Hitoko Sakai.

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Artwork by Davin Brainard.


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Harsh noise by PRINCESS DRAGONMOM

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The robot smashed through a wall????

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He was trying to find his heart??????

         
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          OOOPPPP!!!

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A hole got smashed in the side of the cardboard UFO FACTORY.


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Here are some more remains.


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That robot really made a mess!!!

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Alley view.


                  Behind the scenes.....
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Ronald and Dion building the robot heart.

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Mike Kearns building the robot

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Warn and Ronald goofin' with the robot's heart before it was finished.

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More robot buildin'.

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                Installation view--photo by Corine Smith

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      Photo by Warn Defever