From the series “Personal Space”

Projector, video camera, robot Rumba, computer programming, video
Computer programming: Alexey Grachev


From the Free Dictionary by Farlex:

PEST /PESTERER/ n (colloq) a persistently annoying person.

Pesterer draws the viewer into a mediated new-media reality made visceral and uncertain by the persistent presence of the two swirling robots intent upon disruption. A live-stream captures the space of the installation in real time, transforming a lived experience into a projected spectacle and blurring the line between the real and the representational.

Intruding further upon the tenuous relationship created between viewer, experience, and image, the Roombas are programmed to bump relentlessly into the plinth housing the projector, setting into motion a digital ripple effect that moves from the physical world to the digital world as the projection shakes — hardware, software, subject and image all become implicated in a casual prodding of the boundaries between human and non-human ecologies.

Technical Specifications: Pesterer requires a camera to capture live video, a projector and screen (or appropriate space upon which to project), a plinth, and two Roombas with sufficient space to maneuver.

Anna Frants

Anna Frants is an internationally known media artist and curator. She graduated from Baron Stieglitz St. Petersburg Academy of Art & Industry and also studied at Pratt Institute School of Advanced Studies in New York.

Anna Frants’ interactive art installations have been exhibited at top venues across the world. Recent highlights from 2009 until the present time include exhibiting in the St. Petersburg Biennial, Moscow Biennial and Polish Biennial, Kuoseino Sato Museum of Contemporary Art (Fukuoka, Japan), The Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), RSProjects (Berlin, Germany), VAP / Gogolfest (Kiev, Ukraine) and Transmediale (Berlin, Germany) as well as participating in a 17 day expedition to The Arctic Circle with The Farm Foundation of Arts and Sciences.

Frants is represented by Borey Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery (Brooklyn, USA & Berlin, Germany) and Barbarian Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland). Her works can be found in collections of Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), Kolodzei Art Foundation (New York, USA), Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art (St. Petersburg, Russia) and private collections.