Virtuality Mortality with XAP14th October 2017 - 15th October 2017
Location: Ugly Duck, 47/49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL, near Tower Bridge
In our packed weekend programme, 14th/15th Oct 2017, an international group of artists and technologists combine multi-sensory installations, interactive robotics, paint, machine learning, sculpture, video, print, audio and performance. Come, explore, take part!
We investigate communication, tensions and potentials between the realms of the Real and Virtual, depicted as an intense ecology of digital, organic, human and machine; living, decaying, undead and reborn.
Experience the moment of ‘Unoriginal Sin’ via QR code; see the unseen ‘Last free NHS bed’; let an AI ransack your email and create a ’zine all about you; taste the Big Heap of decaying technology. Visit through the eyes of The (hu)Ma(n)chine; follow the trail of elusive messages from an other place; prepare yourself to forget; notify The System of the Final Wishes for your online self.
There will be participatory performances, ‘Tech Vet’ clinics for your sick gadgets, Big Draw workshops, artists’ tours and a final ‘Takedown/Breakdown performance… where does this waste go?’.