In this amazing short film “One Man’s Trash” by brothers Alex and Aaron Craig, artist Peter Kokis of Brooklyn Robotworks talks about his love for building elaborate exoskeletal robot costumes entirely out of recycled and rejected materials at the kitchen table. Once a robot exoskeleton is built, Kokis puts on the costume and goes out to entertain people on the streets of New York City.
The Brooklyn performance artist makes cyborgs out of 100 percent recycled materials—oftentimes salvaged from the trash. He builds the 170-pound costumes on his kitchen table. When he’s done, Kokis parades through the streets, a veritable Transformer among mortals.