Robots and Avatars – KIBLA, Slovenia
Robots and Avatars – our colleagues and playmates of the future.
Join us in a near future where robots, avatars and telepresence form part of an exciting new reality.
Robots and Avatars is a programme of work which began in 2009. It was originally conceived and produced by body>data>space who led the project through research and development into an EU Culture project involving 5 other UK and European partners.
The exhibition in KIBLA presents immersive experiences – from physical limbs rendered into pixels through the act of touch, collaborative landscapes stretching beyond the confines of popular gaming, to wearable and interactive technologies that guide and confound, including 3 Commissions developed in collaboration with the National Theatre:
The exhibition presents a variety of immersive experiences – from unconventional approaches to social networks, re-defining and exploring their influences and dead ends, through virtual worlds rendered into pixels through the act of touch, collaborative landscapes stretching beyond the confines of popular gaming, to electro-acoustic biological extensions, wearable technologies and interactive robotic elements that affect and try to define us, to seemingly ordinary, human behavior imitating robots.
Read more on their dedicated website: http://kiblix.org/kiblix2012/ra/
Exhibiting artists and works in KIBLA:
|The Blind Robot
Louis Philippe Demers / Processing Plant
Canada / Germany
|Music for Flesh II
Ruairi Glynn / Motive Colloquies
Martin Bricelj Baraga, Slavko Glamoanin / MoTA
|Visions of our Communal Dreams
Michael Takeo Magruder, Drew Baker, Erik Fleming, David Steele
Martin Bricelj Baraga
|Naked on Pluto
Aymeric Mansoux, Dave Griffiths, Marloes de Valk
France / United Kingdom / Netherlands
Mey Lean Kronemann
|The Electronic Man
Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico / Art is Open Source
Andre Almeida, Gonçalo Lopes, Francisco Dias, Guilherme Martins
Martin Hans Schmitt
The exhibition is part of the RACIF project, coordinated by lead organiser body>data>space, London (UK) and co-organisers KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia and AltArt, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The project is supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. The Slovenian version is financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia and co-produced with Maribor 2012 – European Capital of Culture.