The Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop (previously) was a public storefront art installation, created by artist Toby Atticus Fraley, located in the Pittsburgh Cultural District from November 2011 to May 2013. The repair shop featured a scene where “owners left for vacation, leaving robots in various stages of repair.” Fraley is looking to reimagine, rebuild, and place the wonderful art installation in concourse A of Pittsburgh International Airport. He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to help make the Pittsburgh International Airport dream a reality.
For 17 months Pittsburgh’s Cultural District was home to the art installation ‘Fraley’s Robot Repair’. Maybe you were one of the hundreds of fans that sent in a selfie from outside the shop or you read about it online. (More photos and info from the project can be found here.)
Help put the Pittsburgh International Airport on the map as the only airport in the world with a Robot Repair shop!
Imagine getting off a long flight – bleary eyed, jet lagged, and maybe a bit grumpy. You pass the standard gift shops and fast food joints only to find a little shop that seems simultaneously locked in time and of an alternate reality.
We can elicit the same double takes, catch people off guard, and spark conversations just like the downtown shop was able to. I need your help! Any amount helps bring the shop closer to reality, but time is of the essence.
photo via Robot Repair Shop
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips