breakfast studio

portraits in pink, blue, & silver

for the work portraits in pink, blue, & silver, breakfast used a specially developed medium of flip-disc to enable an interactive interplay between visitor and artwork. the interactive and kinetic surface records short clips of those who interact with the piece. in real-time, the captured image is then played back at the interval desired and controlled by the viewer. all available portraits go through different color fields.

about breakfast studio

the breakfast studio combines computer science, mechanical engineering, and a playful, emotional aesthetic – a unique blend. the artworks address the relationships between the poles of physical and digital as well as global and intimate. the audience is thereby intended to become aware of new connections between human bodies and technological innovations.

the robot-kinetic artist group is based in brooklyn, new york, and is led by andrew zolty and mattias gunneras. the studio was founded in 2009 and focuses on creating innovative, software- and hardware-controlled artworks that connect viewers through interactive experiences with distant places, times, and people, telling stories about us and our rapidly changing world.

breakfast studio has an open-ended and experimental artistic practice: the artist studio, for example, begins with an idea or the development of a medium. in the process of development, additional possibilities for the artwork are then discovered. another option is to start with a concept and create the artwork along an original question. their artistic work is based on questions like: what experiences and emotions do we want to evoke in the viewers? what do we want to connect them with? to another place? to another time or person? where do we want to send the visitors on a journey? they usually use the web and then add real-time data. their central concern is to put the viewers at the center of the artwork and make them participants and experiencers of the works at the same time.

for example, in Mona Lower, a work from the climate change series, real-time data from Hawaii is played via the web. initially, abstract blue and golden color fields shimmer on the surface of the artwork, and with prolonged observation, they turn into a moving play of colors. the higher the CO2 level in the air, the larger the golden area becomes. when viewers stand directly in front of the interactive artwork, their silhouette is incorporated into the work. this way, they not only become a part of the work but also see themselves as an integral part of the entire system.

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featured installations

art wynwood, miami, fl
la art show, los angeles, ca
art palm beach, west palm beach, fl
rockefeller center, new york, ny

context art miami, miami, fl
dubai design week (exhibition)
water street tampa (exhibition)
sustainable locks—tiffany & co. flagship, new york, ny (exhibition)
m.a.d. gallery paris (exhibition)
longyearbyen warming—google india (permanent)
m.a.d. gallery taipei (exhibition)
art market hamptons, hamptons, ny (exhibition)
portraits in pink, blue, and silver #1—wonderspaces, scottsdale, az (exhibition)
mb&f mad gallery, dubai (exhibition)
affordable art fair, new york, ny (exhibition)
solo show at agora gallery, new york, ny (exhibition)

red dot art fair, miami, fl (exhibition)
artrepublic x superrare, 1hotel, miami, fl (exhibition)
mb&f mad gallery, geneva, switzerland (exhibition)
houston from above — hpe headquarters, houston, tx, usa (permanent)
traverse — 1penn plaza, new york, ny, usa (permanent)
awaken #2 — expo 2020 dubai (exhibition)
portraits in wood and silver — abu dhabi, abu dhabi, uae (permanent)
portraits in black and gold — abu dhabi, abu dhabi, uae (permanent)
cedar point reeds — 15th and california st, denver, co, usa (permanent)
don’t go quiet — morris museum, morris township, nj, usa (exhibition)
time capsule—amagasaki, japan (permanant)

seismic echo — sunny isles beach, fl, usa (permanent)
amagasaki time capsule — amagasaki, japan (permanent)
harvard time capsule — harvard university, allston, ma, usa (permanent)
singapore energy — singapore, singapore (permanent)
holland tunnel — meatpacking district, new york, ny, usa (permanent)
different but the same: city in the forest — 250 williams st, atlanta, ga (permanent)

svalbard ice — christie’s, new york, ny, usa (exhibition)
climate chance series — tefaf, new york, ny, usa
pulse — hudson yards, new york, ny, usa (permanent)
awaken — empire stores, brooklyn, ny, usa (exhibition)
multiply — empire stores, brooklyn, ny, usa (exhibition)
pool — christie’s, new york, ny, usa (exhibition)
echo — christie’s, new york, ny, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 40 — tel aviv, israel (permanent)
flip-discs 40 — madrid, spain (permanent)
flip-discs 75 — landmark, boston, ny, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 24 — momeni, hamburg, germany (exhibition)
flip-discs 40 — houston space center, houston, tx, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 15 — villain, brooklyn, ny, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 15 — wework, new york, ny, usa (permanent)
brixel mirror — ssn, atlanta, ga, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 15 — linq, las vegas, nv, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 65 — arborcrest, blue bell, pa, usa (permanent)

flip-discs 45 — wndr museum, chicago, il, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 28 — banc of california stadium, los angeles, ca, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 32 — fidelity, jacksonville, fl, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 24 — netapp, sunnyvale, ca, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 40 — world trade center, new york, ny, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 15 — accenture, atlanta, ga, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 10 — loan depot, los angeles, ca, usa (permanent)

flip-discs 15 — art basel, miami, fl, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 24 — beverly hilton, beverly hills, ca, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 32 — fidelity, jacksonville, fl, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 40 — nyse, new york, ny, usa (exhibition)
flip-discs 15 — little caesars arena, detroit, mi, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 24 — google, moscow, russia (exhibition)
flip-discs 10 — 715 peachtree, atlanta, ga, usa (permanent)
flip-discs 55 — playground, palo alto, ca, usa (permanent)