Burlington City Arts

ALM@ Pérez ROBOPOEMS: Quadruped@s

February 22, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Lower Level, BCA Center
Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 6-8 p.m.

Robopoems is an interdisciplinary project created by Alm@ Pérez (Tina Escaja) that combines poetry, photography, sound, and technology that explores the intersection of robotics and humanity. Escaja creates interactive sculptures in the form of insect-like robots whose legs and bodies are engraved with bilingual poetry written from the robot’s point of view (using the artist’s original Spanish with English translation). Her creations resemble insects or spiders embodying the underlying anxiety and problematic relationship many of us have with technology. Through robotic sculptures and large-scale photographs, the artist emphasizes the existential exchange between robots and humans, correlating technology with art and poetics.

Alm@ Pérez Robopoems: Quadruped@s is supported in part by UVM Humanities Center.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.
Public Program
Presentation by Alm@ Pérez
Robopoems: Quadruped@s                                                                           
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6-7 p.m.
Lower Level, BCA Center



In order to engage the Augmented Reality (AR) components that are a vital to the exhibition, viewers can download the Blippar app to their phones and enhance their experience of Alm@’s work though schematics, poetry, and movement with video and sound. Open the app and the virtual tour, pull up the large scale photographs that are on the wall, and use the app to activate the augmented reality technology.

 The app can be downloaded for Apple and Android phones.