Automatics is a touring installation of automatons built by recycling old toys. Ensconced in ancient TV screens and obsolete computer monitors, miniature scenes or dioramas erupt into movement at the push of a red button. Automatics recalls the touring fairs of yesteryear, when the strongman and the bearded lady shared a stage with fortune-telling machines, mechanical games and shooting galleries. Originally conceived for indoors – specifically to be shown in theatre lobbies while the audience is waiting to enter a show – the installation has evolved. It can now be set up outside too, thanks to an eight-metre geodesic dome which houses 12 automaton scenes, creating the perfect viewing atmosphere.