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Hobgoblins83

It's beautiful and terribly sad.


knob-tailed-gecko

A modern myth of Sisyphus


Squeletoon27

What do you mean? Does the robot not have some sort of vacuum to clean the fluid?


CMD-ZZZ

The fluid is it’s own hydraulic fluid… it’s like watching someone bleed out


Squeletoon27

#O


ProblemLongjumping12

And it's programmed to clean all of it up, which of course is utterly futile because it will never stop leaking while it's on. This is the saddest robot.


1Killerpotato1

Yah. It’s sweeping it’s fluid back into itself which it just keeps leaking out.


MrJimbilz

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regretfulposts

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syncoegh

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BrushAndFlossErryday

No, the artist later admitted that the robot runs on servo motors and the hydraulic fluid on the floor is just for show.


BurnzillabydaBay

Oh. Could it be the artist was trying to invoke empathy for a machine?


syncoegh

If you are interested, I posted some stuff in reply about the art that talks about the artists' intentions.


Ishhappened

You've ruined art


syncoegh

"Admitted" isn't as quite as right as "intended", but technically not wrong. Here's some info anyways on one of my favorite pieces of performance art! ["Can't Help Myself" by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu](https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/34812) > In this work commissioned for the Guggenheim Museum, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu employ an industrial robot, visual-recognition sensors, and software systems to examine our increasingly automated global reality, one in which territories are controlled mechanically and the relationship between people and machines is rapidly changing. Placed behind clear acrylic walls, their robot has one specific duty, to contain a viscous, deep-red liquid within a predetermined area. When the sensors detect that the fluid has strayed too far, the arm frenetically shovels it back into place, leaving smudges on the ground and splashes on the surrounding walls. > Sun Yuan & Peng Yu are known for using dark humor to address contentious topics, and the robot’s endless, repetitive dance presents an absurd, Sisyphean view of contemporary issues surrounding migration and sovereignty. However, the bloodstain-like marks that accumulate around it evoke the violence that results from surveilling and guarding border zones. Such visceral associations call attention to the consequences of authoritarianism guided by certain political agendas that seek to draw more borders between places and cultures and to the increasing use of technology to monitor our environment.


Jefoid

Really? Boo. I’m disappointed.


Longjumping_Deer1806

Why bro?


woodsywoodducks

Thank God. That makes me feel better.


Zealousideal-Feed156

Oh my god I’m sad now


FrederickBishop

That’s not how hydraulics work


syncoegh

["Can't Help Myself" by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu](https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/34812) > In this work commissioned for the Guggenheim Museum, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu employ an industrial robot, visual-recognition sensors, and software systems to examine our increasingly automated global reality, one in which territories are controlled mechanically and the relationship between people and machines is rapidly changing. Placed behind clear acrylic walls, their robot has one specific duty, to contain a viscous, deep-red liquid within a predetermined area. When the sensors detect that the fluid has strayed too far, the arm frenetically shovels it back into place, leaving smudges on the ground and splashes on the surrounding walls. > Sun Yuan & Peng Yu are known for using dark humor to address contentious topics, and the robot’s endless, repetitive dance presents an absurd, Sisyphean view of contemporary issues surrounding migration and sovereignty. However, the bloodstain-like marks that accumulate around it evoke the violence that results from surveilling and guarding border zones. Such visceral associations call attention to the consequences of authoritarianism guided by certain political agendas that seek to draw more borders between places and cultures and to the increasing use of technology to monitor our environment.


CompoteGlittering129

That's not what it is, that's what some meme said it was


ThickPrick

My ex had syphilis.


ProblemLongjumping12

Me too bleeding robot arm, me too


snoosh00

This is what we are all doing.


Simple-Ad-239

Woah.


snoosh00

/r/im14andthisisdeep


The_Fattest_Hagrid

Right... poor guy who has to actually clean that shitshow...


M4taylor

This is quite satisfying


ganguspangus

It’s quite sad


M4taylor

True but considering the amount of hamsterhweeling we ourselves in our Daily life and the mundane repetiveness of our lifes this robot isn't sentient about it. So even tho its a sad representation atleast the robot isn't suffering stress depression and a repetive life plauging its inner self, To me it is satisfying and the fact it successfully pulls back the paint perfectly and the waves it creates makes it hit the spot even better.


Careless_Highlight_1

Zima Blue


hinstsui

Why am I leaking? Why can’t I contain myself?


berbear0376

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


davidtco

It's called incontinence.


hinstsui

Not that urine is not filtered from blood, but if you leaks blood directly, I think you got bigger issue than piss yourself


JustLookingUp

That is actually a very cool art installation.


true_spokes

Would love to know the name and artist if anyone knows. Great concept


mistersowers

“Can’t help myself,” by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu.


sikeleaveamessage

Damn even the title makes me sad af


_eyeless_and_pissed_

ayoo it's the paintbrush robot from wall-e


quixonnn

in his final moments of life


EnvironmentalElk1625

These should be installed in all art galleries so the paint/soup can be cleaned up quickly


PatlicanaAtlican

This is how I look like after an exploding diarrhea. Without any emotion. I do the actions but I am not there. I wipe and clean, only to leak more again. My mind in shackles of my body, too tired to do anything other than to repeat the actions. Then I stop for a moment, emotions return. I cry for a while to clear my feelings to return wiping again.


BrushAndFlossErryday

Surprise! It runs on servo motors and actually requires zero g̶r̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ oil. That's just for show. Yes, really.


i_lost_my_stapler

It's actually hydraulic fluid that it *does* need. It was designed for the Guggenheim Museum. This famous piece is called "I Can't Help Myself".


BrushAndFlossErryday

No. That's what it was billed as, but the creator later admitted that it's not needed fluid and it's just for show.


syncoegh

Is is not, actually! Just a reddish liqiuid used as a representation. ["Can't Help Myself" by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu](https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/34812) > Placed behind clear acrylic walls, their robot has one specific duty, to contain a viscous, deep-red liquid within a predetermined area. When the sensors detect that the fluid has strayed too far, the arm frenetically shovels it back into place, leaving smudges on the ground and splashes on the surrounding walls. > However, the bloodstain-like marks that accumulate around it evoke the violence that results from surveilling and guarding border zones.


AspectRatio149

Yeah, but did you also know the clocks in Persistence of Memory aren't actually clocks? They're just pigments carefully constructed to look like clocks. Which isn't to say I'm ungrateful for what you've shared, I just want to say the "This is not a Pipe" effect applies to this artwork too.


only-on-the-wknd

Thats oil but I understand what you’re saying…


[deleted]

Why is this such a big deal to anyone here? What did you think we were looking at? It's just art to evoke a feeling. What difference would it make if it 'needed' that fluid?


boris_casuarina

And? Thanks for the info, but it doesn't make the piece less interesting. I wonder if you say ackchyually often when appreciating art or were eager to share this info with someone lol


BrushAndFlossErryday

In previous times this was posted, a debate arose whether it was somehow cruel to create a robot whose only purpose is constantly saving its own life. When we realize that that's just an illusion, we can focus undistracted on the art of it, rather than on the ethics.


AeroG8

whats this long? im looking to drive around and stare philosofically in the distance while listening to it


touching_infinti

"Je te laisserai des mots" by Patrick Watson


smearylane

u/auddbot


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AeroG8

thanks!


Jacketkronen-Kaiser

Isn't Bizarrelife all about Art?


Freddyfricker90

Scp


Undecided_Username_

Tryna figure out why this gave me a deep sadness. Then I found the name “can’t help myself” Only broke me a little 🥲


HappyMelonGirl

Titled "can't help myself" Absolutely beautiful. This is my favorite art piece to date.


inkiwitch

My favorite thing about this piece is how iconic it became. Kids are mimicking this sad dance with dustpans on TikTok. The poor robot even became a Halloween costume. Probably one of the most recognizable pieces of modern art that we have from the past decade. It’s insanely rare to inspire people that permanently these days.


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berbear0376

Art installation Created to keep its leaking oil in to keep running. Then it eventually died. Turns out the mechanics didn’t run on oil anyway Can anyone explain better?


i_lost_my_stapler

I just told someone else this, it's actually hydraulic fluid that it *does* need. It was designed for the Guggenheim Museum. This famous piece is called "I Can't Help Myself".


elementmg

If there is any loss of pressure in a hydraulic system the arm wouldn't work. You can't have a hydraulic system that leaks that badly and still have it function. It's just not possible.


i_lost_my_stapler

Yeah, I assumed this was just filling a reservoir


elementmg

So it doesn't need this hydraulic fluid since it's not actually using it to move the arm.


i_lost_my_stapler

Wouldn't you assume though that I would eventually stop working with a completely empty reservoir? (Asking genuinly)


elementmg

Why? The artist admitted it uses servo (electric) motors to function. The reservoir of fake fluid being empty doesn't matter unless it's programmed to turn the motors off when this hypothetical reservoir is empty. But even then, it does not NEED that fluid to function the movements of that arm


i_lost_my_stapler

Well I understand that now that it was admitted that it wasn't hydraulic at all, I meant theoretically, if it *was* hydraulic, then it would need fluid in the reservoir


Jtmundy16

It is absolutely not hydraulic fluid. Robots such as this run with servos. The fluid is just for show.


i_lost_my_stapler

Yeah it was originally sold to the public as 'hydraulic fluid' but the artist later admitted that that was just for show


syncoegh

Not oil, just liquid. ["Can't Help Myself" by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu](https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/34812) > In this work commissioned for the Guggenheim Museum, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu employ an industrial robot, visual-recognition sensors, and software systems to examine our increasingly automated global reality, one in which territories are controlled mechanically and the relationship between people and machines is rapidly changing. Placed behind clear acrylic walls, their robot has one specific duty, to contain a viscous, deep-red liquid within a predetermined area. When the sensors detect that the fluid has strayed too far, the arm frenetically shovels it back into place, leaving smudges on the ground and splashes on the surrounding walls. > Sun Yuan & Peng Yu are known for using dark humor to address contentious topics, and the robot’s endless, repetitive dance presents an absurd, Sisyphean view of contemporary issues surrounding migration and sovereignty. However, the bloodstain-like marks that accumulate around it evoke the violence that results from surveilling and guarding border zones. Such visceral associations call attention to the consequences of authoritarianism guided by certain political agendas that seek to draw more borders between places and cultures and to the increasing use of technology to monitor our environment.


phil-1978

The human "Race".


darkblazex12

How long before just stop oil throws paint on it?


West-Yam-8429

i want one of those to clean my house


erikinnyc

So glad I got to see this


Nivius

i kinda like that. i se these machines at work every day, this is pretty poetic


anxshush

One of the creators describing the process of making this installation. https://youtu.be/T5Nmwf5k7P8


birdmanbaby88

Saw this at the gug. It’s called “I can’t help myself” pretty cool installation


GoatAccomplished8112

Song?


StJimmy815

Damn, even this got hit by stop oil


TKarrus

You're telling me I could have gotten a robot to squeegee all this blood?


NorbertHerbertFrank

Please post a credit to the artist OP. Super not cool this keeps getting reposted with no credit


Its_Bofa

What did I just watch


HateUsCuzDeyAunus

Is that a fanuc bot?


GeezusKreist

Kuka


chochinator

"The food court will be open in 30 min" They stole it from judge dredd


BuildingPublic8891

This is actually cool though. Not something dumb like a guy jumping with a marker in his hand


equationator

u/savevideobot


Character_Homework_4

“Guys i have an idea lets make a robot cleaning up fake blood!”


MiM__Dahey

That thing is too damn expensive to be doing this all day


CaseFace9000

This makes me so sad and I don’t even understand it.


upahua

What is my purpose


Ex_Meth

It's shit


itallendsintears

Absolutely outstanding


Crimsoncerismon

It uses poop to marke art 💔💔💔


Radicek

Well, machines arent so different from people. Soon AI gonna be able to code its own feelings. And hydraulic fluid we already all have in common


Froggy_Pants445

Shit looks like something straight out of the SCP foundation


Gerazioio

What is my purpose?


team2532

I really like this piece.


Electrical-Taro-8419

The best part is it screams! It just constantly screams.


-Geist-_

Whatever this is, it’s scary!


CauliflowerFun7205

Just bought it! Can't wait to hang it on my wall! But which wall is the question...?


Piano_Sonata

The piece: trying to keep it together My source is that i made it the fuck up


kimmykimyo75

When I first saw this years ago I cried like a baby.


BaseExtension

Looks like an SCP


Southern_Wash1702

This makes me feel weird


Murtsmyname

At least those anti… assholes can’t ruin it with a can of soup.


AnacarsisRufio

Made by the same pair of artists that fed dead babies with their blood.


Ill_Ichi

"what is my purpose?" "You squeegee paint around" "Oh my God.." "Yea welcome to the club pal"


Ok_Fox_1770

Glad to be a Fancy Tube with a job and a cat. Same life sad robot. In the end, the lights go off.


International_Pin126

Stupid shit


Zealousideal-Sock-28

does it represent the blood of those lost. kinda like how they clean the streets after a violent death.


cheerful_jellyfish

You do know that this machine is simply cleaning up after a horrific murder.


max_prefer

This one, I like.


AlomirO

Is it modern or is it contemporary?


SilentProgram420

Criminally insane robot squeegees floor.


NaaastyButler

This is fucking sick and the artist should be ashamed


Call_me_Robert_0

Everything gotta be so god damn depressing


KiokiBri

This is how I feel about my existence every single day.


theblaccmask

If Ultron was real, he’d first save this little guy😭


nudiatjoes

😒😒😒 no


Rollieboy2012

Music is awful.