Charlie Stein, Unimate in Paris
Unimate in Paris
Oil on Canvas
170 x 90 cm
The work Unimate in Paris (2020) refers to an industrial robot that was made operational by the Ford company in 1961. Made in the shape of a single arm, the robot built and welded components for car bodies. Stein added a female body to the arm to the robot. The young woman in a brown coat is holding a cigarette and looking apathetically past the spectators. By using this feminine identity, the artist counteracts the masculine connotations of the machine.