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TV-Pirates, 1999

3 autonomous robots with video cameras, tv-transmitters. 3 tv screens

TV-Pirates are small, completely autonomous robots, which continuously explore and survey their environment. Their „eyes“ camouflage (hide) mini videocameras hunting trophies of sights and sounds with which they enter the „ships“ of foreign TV-sets without invitation....

People watching the scene while walking curiously around suddenly find themselves on the small peripheric TV-screens of the installation as if controlled by aliens. It‘s one of the TV-Pirates finally changing course steering towards other people standing opposite or next. Out of the blue, two pirates turn against each other, ready for a showdown.... but then, as if thinking twice, turn away looking for other targets......