Automaton was featured at Artworks Trenton in January 2016 in collaboration with Kate Eggleston. This mixed media sculptural installation featured kinetic sculptures inspired by the evolution of automata and artificial intelligence into a sentient species. This autonomy sowed the seeds of discontent of their existence, recognizing their perceived perfections were in fact what made them inferior.
Automata were created in the idealized image of humans, but some rejected this facade. They began exposing their wires and removing their guise to appear less human and more technologically primitive. A sub sect of automata continued these robotic body modifications to extremes, at times so severe that they became fragile and began to lose function and purpose. At the risk of being destroyed by those who consider them to be damaged and useless, they hid themselves away. To continue existing on their own terms, they became an amalgamated community, making modifications and repairs on one another; taking care of one another has become their new objective.