“We are very glad to announce that the following works and projects have been chosen by the Jury to be part of Robots and Avatars.
The Jury has selected a number of works to make up the 3 exhibitions in the Robots and Avatars project. Linked to the differences in each venue, both in space and technical terms, the Jury has decided to present an exhibition that will differ slightly for each venue.
A selection of works will present at FACT, Liverpool (UK) for showing from late March to the end of May 2012; a few to AltArt, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) for presentation in June/July 2012 and KIBLA (Slovenia – as part of Maribor 2012, European Capital of Culture) will take a number of works into their gallery in October 2012.”
And, about the Robots and Avatars project:
“Robots and Avatars – our colleagues and playmates of the future.
This innovative project explores how young people will work and play with new representational forms of themselves and others in virtual and physical life in the next 10-15 years.
It examines multi-identity evolutions of today’s younger generations within the context of a world in which virtual and physical spaces are increasingly blended.
A participatory web and events led programme with connected educational activities took place in 2010. The project now continues in the UK and Europe as part of the EU Culture Programme (2007-13). We are open to collaborations and inputs.