I tried to help teach a class of kids at JANM. Using the Big Boss Robot, their job was to make something fun with what materials they had-glue guns, wire, paint, and general junk. All part of the Biennale! It’s hard to talk to High School kids, I could see them peering at me, wondering “wtf does this guy know?” Or perhaps it’s the complete opposite… and them thinking, “wtf do I know…” Either way, I think they listened. Once they got the robots in their hands, they got to work quick. [nggallery id=JANM-Entourage-Giant-Robot]
The mastery of Kiyoka Ikeda and Le Merde will be available to the public online. They’ll be sitting a this link.
Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda at Giant Robot 2. Kiyoka Ikeda wasn’t present, but his presence was there in the forms of his ground breaking custom work. The walls had some paper murals to be colored in a little at a time. That’s Matt Specktor, daughter and Mike Kelly (Le Merde). Customers check out the figures. Coloring in walls.