Obscura Day 2015: The Robotic Church - Atlas Obscura

Brooklyn, New York

Obscura Day 2015: The Robotic Church

Join us at Amorphic Robot Works this Obscura Day for a private robotic concert in a historic Red Hook seamen's church.

Housed within a former Norwegian sailor's church in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the studio of multimedia artist Chico MacMurtrie is overrun with a hodgepodge collection of robot musicians awaiting activation.

Join us this Obscura Day for a very special "live" orchestral performance of the Robotic Church, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of MacMurtrie's workshop and a discussion of Amorphic Robot Work's past, current and future collective design projects.

The Robotic Church is an immersive experience featuring 42 kinetic robots ranging from 12 inches to 15 feet in size, hung from the walls, scattered on the floor, climbing to the ceiling and overpowering the space with an impressive cacophony of sound. Humanoid in form, each robot functions to perform a unique task, creating its own individual noise to contribute to the orchestral whole. The effect is awe-inspiring: this performance is truly one of a kind and not to be missed!


Saturday, May 30; 4:00 - 5:30pm
Tickets: $40
Amorphic Robot Works is located at 111 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early for check in; a waiver of liability will need to be signed prior to the robotic performance.