Art × Tech × Design
lovesmenot is part of an ongoing series of automata exploring our relationship with machines and the absurdity of over-automation. In this work, a machine plucks the petals of a Marguerite one by one, looking for answers to a question that will never be revealed to the observer. It hereby imitates a typically human action, a rite of sorts that usually attains its meaning solely through the human element. The machine does not serve anyone but itself, the answers obtained are never revealed.