A live network of oribotic flowers presented as installation/laboratory/performance

Oribotics [laboratory] continued Matt Gardiner’s exploration of robotic origami, focusing on the natural beauty found in the mechanical motion of folded forms. Interact, relax and consider the growing relationship between biology and technology. With music by David Young, performed by Eugene Ughetti, sound design by Jethro Woodward and miniature percussion instruments by Rosemary Joy.

Matt’s earlier research can be seen at

A short documentary about the APHIDS/Asialink presentation was screened on the ABC Sunday Arts Show on Sunday 2nd April 2006

Oribotics [laboratory] was supported by Arts Victoria; the Federal Government through the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council- its arts funding and advisory body; the City of Melbourne, ElectroBlossom, Airstrip, Magna Tokyo Japan, Hotbeam and MadFish Fine Wine.

Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Yasuko Hiraoko Myer Room
23-24 November

Raising the Rattle a concert performed by Eugene Ughetti
Big West Arts Festival
Yarraville Masonic Centre Hall

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.