autoSpoon – A Fragment of Living Kitchen - Happy End of the 21st century
The featured work is part of the Robot Partner, a long-term multidisciplinary project combining art, science, humanities and technology. It functions as a conceptual frame for Doepner’s recent artistic work through which he deals with complexity, and the notion of partnership in general as well as between humans and machines. The project deals in an investigative, poetic, witty and absurd way with contemporary ideals, ideas and images of progress. The notions of partnership and of progress, which in our society is closely connected with the notion of development and technology, is in Doepner's work often represented in constructed everyday situations and through artificial creatures and their functioning. Everyday situations are disturbed, and familiar objects are taken from their usual context and charged with new tasks and meanings, interrupting the observer’s perceptual routine.