Otto

Location

Neubad Pool, Bireggstr. 36

During Weltformat Graphic Design Festival Neubad Pool will host Otto, Jürg Lehni’s chalk-drawing machine. The robot will be active at the opening ceremony, the symposium, the award ceremony Essence and Grafikbazar.

Otto is a scalable, robotic chalk-drawing machine, designed to work with conventional school chalk. It was originally commissioned by the Long Now Foundation for their event space The Interval in San Francisco. After the SFMOMA acquired Viktor, Otto’s predecessor, for their collection in 2014, Jürg Lehni decided to create a second version of the robot to be able to continue the work on new series of ephemeral, choreographed drawings.

Concept

Jürg Lehni