At Pulse Miami 2009, New York-based art group Artists Meeting presented Artists Meeting’s Art Machine, a hacked together custom fine art dispensing device inspired by self-service kiosks, Japanese automats, slot machines, ATM’s, juke boxes, shopping malls and carnival games. Artists Meeting Art Machine at random dispenses an assortment of custom made objects and drawings via a $20 token operated system of mechanical and digital modules embedded in a 10 x 8 foot transparent wall. Artists Meeting members have created art objects such as t-shirts, DVDs, digital prints, photo books, and other small artworks for this project, including over 300 feet of collaborative mixed media drawing.
In this video, Artists Meeting member G.H Hovagimyan, talks about the idea behind the Artists Meeting Art Machine and tells us how the machine works.
Artists Meeting is an international, semi-anonymous arts collective based in New York City. Begun in 2006, as a research project and experiment in the creative process and collaboration, Artists Meeting has participated in the Conflux and Dumbo Arts Festivals, Dokfest in Kassel Germany, Static 3 in Hereford, UK, and exhibited at Postmasters Gallery in New York. Artists Meeting members have exhibited their work in many major museums around the world including; MoMA, The Whitney Museum, Jeu Du Paume, SF MoMA, Musée D’Art Contemporain de Marseille, The Walker Art Center, Musée D’art Contemporain de Lyon, PS1, The State Hermitage Museum and MCA Chicago.