FACT, Liverpool, UK, 16 March – 27 May 2012

Robots & Avatars, FACT, Liverpool (UK), 16 March – 27 May 2012

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 Exhibition will showcase the most exciting visions and innovations from international artists, designers and architects, exploring their impact on the future of work and play.

Robots and Avatars departs from pop culture imagery and re-imagines these technologies for a new reality: how do we envisage our future relationships with robotic and avatar colleagues and playmates, and what point does this evolution cross our personal boundaries of what it is to be a living, feeling human being?


The exhibition will present 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 2 Commissions/New Works developed in collaboration with the National Theatre:The Blind Robot” and “Visions of our Communal Dreams”.

See the full list of selected projects here.

The exhibition will present at FACT, Liverpool (UK) where it will premiere from 16 March to 27 May 2012; AltArt, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in June/July 2012 and KIBLA (Slovenia) at the Autumn 2012.

Read more about the exhibition in FACT here

Robots & Avatars, FACT, Liverpool, UK, 16. 3. 2012
Location: Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Media Lounge, Public Spaces
Cost: FREE Entry

Co-curated by FACT and interdisciplinary design collective body>data>space, this major new exhibition showcases some of the most exciting ideas from international artists and technologists.Exploring our desire to exist in both virtual and physical worlds, and the steady integration of humans with technology, Robots and Avatars brings together artworks that find physical limbs rendered into pixels through the act of touch, collaborative landscapes stretching beyond the confines of popular gaming, and wearable technology that guides and confounds.Selected  pieces to be presented at FACT from 16 March to 27 May 2012:
Exhibits:Michael Takeo Magruder: Visions of Our Communal Dreams
Martin Hans Schmitt: Robot World
Martin Bricelj Baraga: RoboVox
Martin Bricelj Baraga, Slavko Glamocanin: Public Avatar
Shu Lea Cheang:  UKI
Matthieu Cherubini:
Alastair Eilbeck & James Bailey:    MeYouandUs
Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico: The Electronic Man
Lawrence Malstaf: Compass
Aymeric Mansoux, Dave Griffiths & Marloes de Valk: Naked on Pluto
Karina Smigla-Bobinski:    ADA
Chris Sugrue: Base 8

The Robots and Avatars exhibition in the UK is co-produced in the UK by body>data>space (London) and FACT (Liverpool) in collaboration with the National Theatre (London). European co-organisers are KIBLA (Maribor/Slovenia) and AltArt (Cluj Napoca/Romania). With the support of the Culture programme of the European Union, this project was conceived by lead producer body>data>space in association with NESTA.



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