I saw this work in the Saatchi Gallery in London yesterday which has an exhibition on called The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today.
The robots were all different and that gave them a humanoid aspect and I was immediately ascribing individuals personality, even though they were just a series of metal rods and lightbulbs. The piece was full of a sense of movement, even though the only activity occurring was the burning of electricity. Interesting how we want to ascribe human qualities of individuality to machines that clearly have neither a brain nor a heart.
From the gallery blurb: Tushar Joag is an interventionist and inventor of mock corporate identities. He takes a satirical look at the urban classes and suggests that art is responsible for maintaining cultural continuity. This rhetoric leads him to conceive of unicell, a corporate body of one, that mimics many of the absurdities of government bureaucracy in a continent reliant upon social and political solutions.