Project Description

The DareDroid is a biomechanic cocktail making dress that uses medical technology, customised hardware and human temperament to provide you with a freshly made cocktail. The human host and robotic dress work together to provide you with a cocktail in exchange for a game of “Truth or Dare”. The robotic performance playfully transgresses and explores human interaction in public spaces and inverts the normal social experience by asking people to reveal personal information.

Sensors around the model’s neck detect your presence and allow the technological system to dispense non-alcoholic liquid. Your willingness to play a touch screen based game of Truth or Dare, combined with your natural charm triggers the decision to give you more than just juice. LEDs on the robotic dress indicates your proximity to the human host, and if you breach her intimate space the system shuts down. Play the game, and be rewarded.

Do you Dare to play?

The Modern Nomads (MoNo) – the team that made DareDroid – is comprised of a hacker, a fashion designer, and a sculptor.

  • Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch fashiontech designer that uses electronics in her designs.
  • Marius Kintel is a hacker, tinkerer, and engineer based in Vienna and at the Metalab.
  • Jane Tingley is a Montreal based artist who works with sculpture, responsive installation, and sound.

Dare in latin = to give Dare in English = to challenge or provoke (a person) into a demonstration of courage.


Upcoming Exhibitions


Past Exhibitions:

  • TechnoSensual, (invited) Curator: Anouk Wipprecht. Frei-räum Q21 exhibition space, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria. (Catalogue produced). 2012.
  • Dutch Film Festival, (invited) Curators: Ninke Bloemberg. Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL. EU. 2011.
  • Night of the Nerd, (invited) Event Director: Patrick Praaning. NEMO, Amsterdam NL. EU. 2011.
  • Next Move/ Prochain mouvement, (invited) Curators: Kokoromi and Lynn Hughes. Gaîté lyrique Paris, France. EU. 2011.
  • Elektra Festival, (invited) Artistic Director: Alain Thibault. Usine C, Montréal, QC, CA. 2011.
  • Roboexotica, (invited) Curator: monochrom. Vienna, Austria. EU. 2010.


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