Robots and Avatars – KIBLA, Slovenia


The Robots and Avatars Exhibition presents KIBLA, Maribor (Slovenia) from 5 to 30 October 2012 as part of Maribor 2012: European Capital of Culture.

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:

  • Michael Takeo Magruder and associates (UK, US)/ Visions of our Communal Dreams
  • Louis Philippe Demers /Processing Plant (CA, DE): The Blind Robot
  • Ruairi Glynn / Motive Colloquies (UK): Sociable Asymmetry
  • 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.

    Alongside the presented artworks,the Exhibition will include a series of workshops run by Artists, events and debates.


    Read more on their dedicated website:

    Exhibiting artists and works in KIBLA:

    The Blind Robot
    Louis Philippe Demers / Processing Plant
    Canada / Germany
    Music for Flesh II
    Marco Donnarumma
    United Kingdom
    Sociable Asymmetry
    Ruairi Glynn
    / Motive Colloquies
    United Kingdom
    Public Avatar
    Martin Bricelj Baraga, Slavko Glamoanin
    / MoTA
    Visions of our Communal Dreams
    Michael Takeo Magruder, Drew Baker, Erik Fleming, David Steele

    United Kingdom
    Martin Bricelj Baraga

    Niki Passath
    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
    Beggar 1.0
    Sašo Sedla?ek
    Matthieu Cherubini
    Andre Almeida, Gonçalo Lopes, Francisco Dias, Guilherme Martins
    Robot World
    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.




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