James Coupe has been awarded one of three Artist Trust fellowships in Emerging and Cross-disciplinary Art, from a total of 450 applications. The award recognizes an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline.
Two galleries were networked together: one containing four robots, one containing live video links to the robots’ onboard cameras, and an interface to control them. Viewers could take control of a robot and try to affect their social environment.
An installation that asked visitors to send it a cellphone text message. Every 10 minutes the messages were redistributed around the network of people connected to it, activating a shared virtual space occupied by everyone who had ever interacted with it.