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Both art and technology have always challenging and changing our ways of see and understand the world. It is a common place, when talking about the relationship of these two fields, to refer art from the 20th Century of Contemporary Art as the most technological artistic movements because of the industrial and digital advances. However, art history has flourishing in hand-to-hand with the development of new technologies.
In the past few years of the 21st Century, working in collective has become a tendency in the art-making. It is not about a temporary trend, but a symptom of the urgent needs we have as a society. But what it means to work in collective and what are its possibilities?
For over two decades, Theo Jansen (Netherlands, 1948) has worked with the relation between art, physics, technology and aesthetics. He is one of the most important artists working with the methodologies and tools of this disciplines while creating an interesting approach to artistic projects based on the engineering of physics.