Where do sickly robots go to recover? Bill Vorn’s I.C.U is a sickbay for suffering automata. Observed by human viewers, four quasi-humanoid creations struggle into animation: chest units rise and fall, rudimentary limbs gestures towards monitors showing their vital signs. Are they being kept functional by this (artificial) life support, or is it drawing vampiric power from their feeble efforts? An accompanying score is built from the beating of pacemakers and the sighs of pneumatic lungs, the sound of many ghosts in many machines. 

Supported by The Québec Government Office, London.