ADA - an analog interactive installation / kinetic sculpture

at FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
Liverpool, United Kingdom
16 March – 27 May 2012


"Robots and Avatars"

This exhibition at FACT, co-curated with interdisciplinary design collective body>data>space (London) showcases some of the most exciting new ideas from international artists and technologists in the field. Expect playful post-industrial creatures, sensory virtual worlds, and responsive inflatable objects in this major new exhibition.

Martin Bricelj, Martin Wheeler, Slavko Glamocanin & Neven Korda // Codeep Cultural Association MoTA > Slovenia
Shu Lea Cheang & Co > France/Spain
Matthieu Cherubini > Switzerland
Alastair Eilbeck & James Bailey > United Kingdom
Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico // Art is Open Source > Italy
Lawrence Malstaf > Belgium/Norway
Aymeric Mansoux, Dave Griffiths & Marloes de Valk > France/Netherlands
Karina Smigla-Bobinski > Poland/Germany
Chris Sugrue > USA/Slovenia/Spain

ADA - an analog interactive kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, similiar to Tinguely's «Méta-Matics», acts itself. At Tinguely's it is sufficient to be an unwearily struggling mechanical being. He took it wryly: the machine produces nothing but its industrial self-destruction. Whereas «ADA» is a post-industrial "creature", visitor animated, creatively acting artist-sculpture, self-forming artwork, resembling a molecular hybrid, such as a one from nano biotechnology. It developes the same rotating silicon-carbon-hybrids, midget tools, miniature machines able to generate simple structures. > more

Robots and Avatars – the project explores a near future world where collaborations between robots, avatars, virtual worlds, telepresence and real-time presence will be increasingly common. > more 

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) has been leading the UK video, film and new media arts scene for 20 years with groundbreaking exhibitions, education and research projects. The organisation aims to pioneer new forms of artistic and social interaction with individuals and communities. > more 

FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
88 Wood Street
Liverpool, L14DQ

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