Robot Love (2008)
3:45, Color, Stereo, 4:3
Inspired, in part, by the cover of Megatron Man, Patrick Cowleyâ€™s archetypal Hi-NRG album, Robot Love is a celebration of the playful, synthetic, party-driven hedonistic culture of disco. A toy robot is seen dancing in ever-more elaborate and over-stimulating fantasy discos, and drifting and spinning in psychedelic wormholes. Essentially a music video for the Austrian band Ganymedâ€™s absurd 1978 song, the video is playful and opulent, presenting a night at the disco as a mind-expanding trip to an alternate universe.
Robot Love is one section of our evening length media performance, AV Lodge Presents: Fruit Machine. During the performance the robot costume functions as a video and sound controller.