Long Distance Art

A groundbreaking art project involving advanced robotic technology will see Viennese artist Alex Kiessling create a drawing in Vienna that will be captured by sensors and replicated, via satellite, by robots in London and Berlin.

Kiessling will become the world's first artist to create three pieces of art simultaneously in three cities, a process that can be watched in person or viewed online via live streaming.

On 26 September Kiessling will create the original work at the Ovalhalle in Vienna's MuseumsQuartier, with his work being reproduced in real time by robots in Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz and London's Trafalgar Square.

Speaking of the process Kiessling said: “If Andy Warhol’s Factory was a collection of assistants who carried out the work of their master, then the idea of robotic assistance redefines the concept completely.”

Ovalhalle, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1/5, free admission.

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square


Breitscheidplatz, Charlottenburg

Full details can be seen on the Long Distance Art website