Robotics

Alpha-Ville 2011

Taking place from 22nd to the 25th of September, the third edition of Alpha-ville Festival will spread across several venues in London, running alongside the London Design Festival and the Digital Design Weekend at V&A , and including venues such as Whitechapel Gallery, Rich Mix, Netil House, The Vortex, XOYO and Space Studios.... READ MORE...

Sonic Acts XIV Travelling Time

Travelling Time is the fourteenth edition of Sonic Acts, which will have place from 23rd to 26th of February 2012 in Amsterdam, and its theme is the human experience of time. Time dictates our schedule; time gives us structure. We think of ourselves as living in the present, with the past behind us, moving towards the future. But in fact, there is nothing so complex and ambiguous as time: the arrival the early twentieth century of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics has tampered with our straightforward concept of time.... READ MORE...

Nathaniel Mellors Ourhouse

For the exhibition "Ourhouse", De Hallen Haarlem co-commissioned a new video series and animatronic sculptures by Nathaniel Mellors (Doncaster, 1974). In recent years Mellors has developed an experimental practice in which video, sculpture, performance and critical writing are combined. The complex relationship between language and power is a recurring theme in his multi-faceted body of work, typically manifesting itself in absurdist, humorous narratives which reveal a penchant for satire and the grotesque.... READ MORE...

Sonarmatica 2010

SonarMàtica splits itself in two this year for Sonar 2010 Barcelona and Sonar 2010 Galicia, two different exhibitions which can be seen in Barcelona and A Coruña on 17th, 18th and 19th June. The Sónar 2010 Barcelona exhibition displays interesting artistic work produced using and based around the world of robotics.... READ MORE...

Body, Cyborg, Robot In Lugano. Interaction Between Mechanical & Organic

Primary and basic technology become works of art capable of playing with our passion for machinary and technology, a form of "pain" that we feel with and through our bodies. Simplicity is at the heart of Macchina Inutile (Useless Machine), an almost inconsistent assembly of delicate stems and coloured metal pieces built on to a spinning structure that slowly speeds down... READ MORE...

Corpi, Automi, Robot Tra Arte, Scienza e Tecnologia

Il Museo d'Arte, nell'ambito delle iniziative promosse dal Polo Culturale della Città di Lugano, organizza, in collaborazione con la Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta di Milano e con la partecipazione del Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" di Milano e del Museo Cantonale d'Arte di Lugano la mostra "Corpo, automi, robot. Tra arte, scienza e tecnologia", la quale affronta con un approccio interdisciplinare il rapporto tra il corpo umano e la rappresentazione che di esso è stata data da parte delle arti, della scienza e della tecnologia, soprattutto per quanto riguarda la dinamica dell'imitazione del corpo (con gli automi) e della sua sostituzione (con i robots).... READ MORE...

Soundclusters: Robotic Electronica

Soundclusters is 'an ensemble of four robots (violin, viola, cello and percussion) created by the multidisciplinary artist Roland Olbeter, that you 'play' through a midi controller. Through a commission by the festival Faster than Sound (UK) and Sonar (ES), the two 'sonic adventurers' Tim Exile (Warp) and Jon Hopkins (Domino) have collaborated with Olbeter (already active in the past as a set designer for some works of interactive theater for an important performance by Marcel Antúnez Roca, including aphasia from which the instrumentation of Soundclaster was created). Together the group have made a new work for this mechanical band, creating the conditions for a unique experience of co-operation between live music, man and machine, and for an exciting spectacle... READ MORE...