Back in 1996, before Japan's economic bubble burst, Momoyo Torimitsu's ultra-real robot salaryman crawled up Wall Street and through Grand Central Terminal, wearing a dark suit and a determined smile. Said the Japanese-born artist, who accompanied him dressed as a nurse, "He is smiling and enjoys being a robot. That is part of the sickness of Japanese society." Torimitsu subsequently took him around the world for performances in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rio, and Sydney. In each city he crawled through the business district, the central station, and a shopping street while she documented his progress in a series of... More >>>