The multimedia installation “I BOT” (JA BOT) explores the ways of contemporary life. It addresses today’s society, its dependency on technology, robotics and scientific discoveries. Originally
conceived to make our human existences more comfortable, they have turned against and dehumanize us. Despite many efforts to prevent this process, dehumanization had already taken place:  the development of robotic science has left millions unemployed. Therefore, there is a need to impose and address several sociological questions about robotics’ “real” usefulness. The idea that robots are to be created only to aid humanity, not to damage the quality of its life has, had been established by Isak Asimov in 1950. It was conceived as the main principle of the robotic science. It is made out of 4 articles, all pointing to the first one that has been disregarded from the start. The current technological conditions are “the present” for some countries and “the future” for the others.


An impossibility to follow the technological developments (artificial intelligence, robotics, creation of humanoids) on the global level, has led to numerous rhetorical discussions between scientists and members of liberal – arts communities. They’ve all aware of one mutual concern: What could happen to developing countries that are not able to follow current tendencies of the developed world? I’ve been following those discussions for years. The appearance of the shocking “Female humanoid” called “the perfect Woman” on the market, only endorses my concerns about the final goal of the robotic science. I believe the aim is creation of a humanoid, precisely a female humanoid.  Barbie doll had influenced the global consciousness and established standards for physical appearance, therefore expanding needs for plastic surgeries. The Internet had increased alienation between people, intensified their inability to   communicate in the real world and expanded their need for the virtual. Currently, there are increasing demands for “purchasing” partner of opposite sex. The installation “I BOT” could be seen as an autoportret, a sculpture, a robot-shape replica of me. He is sitting on a floor, projecting an image (memory) from his eye on his own body, precisely an image of me as a child onto the wall. The child and the robot are placed in opposition to each other, creating an uncomfortable experience of mutual observation. An inevitable question has to be imposed: Am I he or is he me.

Facebook profil // Ibot Bot
E-mail // ibot2010@gmail.com


I BOT from Daniel Premec on Vimeo.

I BOT / 3D