Frank Garvey is a San Francisco based artist using a mixture of music, animation, theater, and robotics to make a critique of late capitalism. Take a glimpse at the OmniCircus, the studio where it all takes form.
Drinking Man (automation)
This machine was purchased by Mr.Zelinsky in England and shipped to its new home in San Francisco. It was painstakingly restored, while still in England, after 50 years of service. This device was built to reflect a favorite English pastime – an evening at the Pub. Put a quarter in and this marvel will actually “drink” liquid from a bottomless cup, re-circulating the liquid through his arm and back into the cup.
in collaboration with researchers and engineers from the CMU Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, The New Artist is a collaborative research project directed by STUDIO Fellow Axel Straschnoy