In February, Students across campus at the U-M, University of Michigan — from LSA, Engineering, Art and Design, and Information — will work with visiting artist Chico MacMurtrie during winter semester 2018 planning, building, and launching a 40-foot tall Border Crosser. MacMurtrie and the students will launch the robotic sculpture during two "performances" and MacMurtrie will give a special Penny W. Stamps Lecture. The gallery exhibition will include large-scale drawings which serve as plans and maps for MacMurtrie's visionary Border Crossers. Life-size robotic models will also be presented in the exhibition in conversation with the drawings. The models, built by the all-student team with MacMurtrie's guidance, are prototypes for the project, offering preliminary steps in the workshop and the process towards realizing the large scale robotic sculpture.
Visiting artist Chico MacMurtrie's residency and project is sponsored by the U-M Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with U-M Museum of Art, Michigan Robotics, Michigan Engineering, School of Information, Penny Stamps Speaker Series, Stamps School of Art and Design, and ArtsEngin.
Friday, February 16, 2018
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Institute for the Humanities Gallery
202 S. Thayer
Ann Arbor, MI