Mechanical paintings consist of three-dimensional automatons with painted flat characters moving on different planes. This composition of images, sound and movement is Lanina's attempt to create a work of art that exists on the threshold between painting, animation and sculpture. The accompanying soundtrack plays original score by Yevgeniy Sharlat.
The characters in the display are brought to life using a variety of electromechanical devices, orchestrated by a Raspberry Pi controller. The figures are animated using small servos and independent microcontrollers.
Photography Fred Hatt