Chris Burden «When Robots Rule: The Two Minute Airplace Factory» 1999.
Chris Burden, one of the must provocative artists working in America today, has created a new work especially for the Tate's Duveen Galleries. When Robots Rule: The Two Minute Airplane Factory consists of a factory-like assembly line which manufactures rubber-band-powered model aeroplanes from tissue paper, plastic and balsa wood.
The manufacturing process culminates in the launch of the planes, which fly up and circle round before descending to land on the gallery floor. The machine operates between ll.00 and 17.00.
Tate Gallery, 1999.