Robots and avatars

Collaborative and inter-generational futures
5. 10.–30. 10. 2012

Robots and avatars – our colleagues and co-players of the future – is an interdisciplinary project in an era of robots, avatars, virtual worlds, tele-presence, and real time presence in the framework of art, culture, interactive entertainment and game environments. It is a research of multiple-identity development and virtual mobility inside the increasingly entangled virtual and physical domains, and the sprouting methodology of a creative cooperation and training. The project involves the development of new art works by three artists (Louis Philippe Demers, Ruairi Glynn and Michael Takeo Magruder), educational workshops, discussions, a residence camp at Smolnik (Pohorje), web research, printed editions and even a travelling exhibition that will be moved after the premiere at FACT, Liverpool in March 2012 to the abandoned industrial space at Cluj-Napoca in July, and finally to KIBLA in October 2012.
Project Robots and avatars is joining the European year of active ageing and intergenerational solidarity 2012.
The exhibition Robots and Avatars involves works of art, spatial installations and performances, virtual installations.

Louis Philippe Demers (CA, DE)
Processing Plant
The blind robot

Ruairi Glynn (UK)
Motive Colloquies
Sociable asymetry

Michael Takeo Magruder, Drew Baker, Erik Fleming, David Steele (UK)
Visions of our communal dreams

Karina Smigla-Bobinski (PL, DE)

Lawrence Malstaf (BE, NL)

Alastair Eilbeck, James Bailey (UK)

Simon Donger, Daniel Felstead (UK)
Wearable shadows

Alex Baker (UK)

Niki Passath (AT)

Martin Bricelj, Martin Wheeler, Slavko Glamocanin, Neven Korda (SI, UK)
Codeep & MoTA
Public avatar

Marco Donnarumma (IT, UK)
Sound Lab Edinburgh
Music for flesh II

Matthieu Cherubini (CH)

Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico (IT)
Art is Open Source
Electronic man

Aymeric Mansoux, Dave Griffiths, Marloes de Valk (FR, UK, NL)
Naked on Pluto

Martin Hans Schmitt (DE)
Robot world

“Robots and avatars is one of the first research projects bringing together professionals from the field of robotics and avatars, and guaranteeing a creative atmosphere in cooperation with artists and designers.”
Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield