Robots and Avatars

  • 16 March 2012 - 27 May 2012

Join us in a place where robots and avatars form part of an exciting new reality. Co-curated by FACT and interdisciplinary design collective body>data>space, this major new exhibition explores 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.

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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.

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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Many of the exhibits on display in our exhibition Robot and Avatars are experimental and, in some cases, still in the development stages. As such, some work may not be in operation at the time of your visit. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and encourage visitors to call ahead if there is a particular work you'd like to see before travelling to FACT.

Throughout the exhibition we will have video documentation on display in our galleries, where you can see the work in action, and find out more about individual projects.  If you have any questions please talk to one of our Gallery Assistants, or ask to speak to Joan Burnett, our Visitor Services Manager.

Please note: Compass, an experimental performative piece by artist Lawrence Malstaf, is now only show as documentation for the remainder of the exhibition.

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