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"Elevation" is a robotic installation that reflects on the behavior of markets and behavior in flocks. It consists of robots positioned at specific heights in relation to their neighbors. The emergence of collective behaviors in this group define the status of the work and individual behavior of each robot, which is subjugated to the generated system. Adaptation is the process by which an individual modifies its behavior to conform to prevailing standards in the group to which he belongs or wishes to belong. The individual needs the group to provide certainty and stability and for more than simple survival. Markets behave in groups, seeking for a leader or guru and following their opinion and views to provide assurance and confidence. However the markets also move en masse creating collective behaviors with emergent properties. As with flocks of birds or schools of fish, markets can suddenly change direction, and when they do so they imperil the fortune of the individual stock broker.