CNR 2012: Exhibition: Roboville (BEL)

In the near future, robots will be making our lives a lot easier by taking care of all the boring, dirty and dangerous jobs. But what happens when their work is done? Do they head back to their docking station to recharge their batteries? Do they switch to sleep-mode?

Well. not really.

Introducing "Roboville": a collection of slightly moronic, colourful robots, each with their own personality and oddities.

These often comical creations try to imitate human behaviour in their own clumsy, awkward way, and show us a world where even machines are searching for their own identity and place in society.

Each robot is handmade by metal sculpting artist Tim Roosen at 'NovaBelgica Art & Design' in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. He lovingly builds every robot out of sheet metal and bits of stainless steel, aluminium and brass. They are then painted in a bright colour, named and put up for adoption.

For Café Neu Romance, Tim has built Roboville's glamorous couple Robert and Robota. These two lovebirds are a bit different in appearance from the other robots as they are Art Deco inspired 'Retro-Bots'.

Roboville is an ever expanding universe of robot sculptures, inspired by science-fiction, TV shows, superheroes, history, every day events and music.

Tim is currently building an orchestra of robots for 'Utopiart 27', an exhibition which will travel around Belgium in 2012 and 2013 and later that year will be shown in Havana, Cuba.

New robots are added on a regular basis, unless the 'Roboville Factory' runs out of noses.

This happens from time to time.

Nova Belgica

[image source: Nova Belgica]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]

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Cafe Neu Romance 2012:

Cafe Neu Romance - Roboville

Nova Belgica is the creator of Roboville, which is a series of robot art sculptures.

Robert and Robota
The two mascots of the Cafe Neu Romance festival, Robert and Robota, which is made by Nova Belgica, will be exhibited during the Cafe Neu Romance festival (27.-29. of November 2012) at the Galerie NTK.

Galerie NTK
Technická 6
16080 Prague.