Experiential, Experimental, Kinetic, Live Performance, Permanent

THE BEACH / Robotic Art

VVOX collaborated with artist Roy Nachum to conceptualize and design a performance using an industrial robotic arm as a medium for a deeper artistic message. " The Robot “arm” synthesizes humanity and technology, holding within it an astonishing range of capabilities. A conduit for the artistic process while demonstrating the evolving relationship between humans and automation."


Within this thoughtfully curated installation, the Robot seamlessly adopts the persona of the artist’s alter-ego, skillfully navigating through a diverse array of human emotions amidst the immersive presence of natural elements.

During the performance, the robot assumes a multitude of roles, engaging in human-like interactions, inscribing messages in the sand, and skillfully replicating natural elements to seemingly “wash” away the intricate patterns etched in the sand.


To create the experience our team built a custom system to control and launch various KUKA programs throughout the 8-hour day performances.

We used TouchDesigner to create a playlist and robot control logic allowing us to input, swap, and launch KUKA programs outside of the KRC.

The artwork is currently on view at Mercer Labs in NYC.


Client: Mercer LabsCreative Direction: Roy Nachum, Kamil NawratilTechnical Director: Ben ForestKUKA programmer: Kiril Bejoulev, Weston PorterProduction: Javier Cruz, Gilad DorFabrication: Zyia Zhang, Weston Porter