GPU Walk is an interactive installation staging a dozen of small robots, held on leashes by floating concrete hands. Those robots are made from old, salvaged graphic cards. They move around, bleep-blooping and making light from time to time. Infrared sensors make them react to human presence, fleeing away and reacting to how people walk around them.
While being a fun, interactive and wacky contraption that children enjoy a lot, one could see here some allusions. GPU Walk does not try to make a specific point or to show a precise allegory. It is more about setting up a metaphorical act, to echo some weird feelings that our western civilisation produces in us. One may think about animal condition, or the tendency of mankind to rule and dominate everything, or our over-consumption of electronic devices that end rapidly in landfills, or even about those absurd and huge farms of over-powerful graphic cards that "mine" crypto-currency all day long (Bitcoin, Ethereum, to name a few). The choice of materials is not trivial : graphic cards are indeed the most powerful piece of hardware one can get easily everywhere, and concrete is the most specific building material of the Anthropocene, if not its very own signature.
Without telling anyone what to think, this piece question our posture toward nature and our position in an unsettling civilization.