Exhibitions Launch Invitation - QUAD

Tue 27th June, 2017 @ 12:41pm by seedcreativenetwork

Exhibitions Launch Invitation - QUAD

Join us at QUAD for our Season of Robotics and A.I., featuring the exhibitions Our Friends Electric in QUAD Gallery and Machine Made in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces.

Opening In QUAD Gallery:

Our Friends Electric

1 July – 10 September 2017


  • Alex Pearl
  • Anna Dumitriu & Alex May
  • boredomresearch (Vicky Isley & Paul Smith)
  • Joey Holder
  • Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach
  • Stanza

Our Friends Electric is an exhibition in QUAD Gallery featuring artists who explore a range of themes and ideas relating to robots, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and synthetic biology to highlight our hopes and fears for a present and future increasingly shaped by technological advance.

There has been a recent glut of news reports that obsess with the notion of robots and A.I. replacing humans in the workplace. We fear apocalyptic scenarios of A.I. machines rebelling against us; yet advances in robotics, A.I. and synthetic biological research also point to a bright future free of disease, where we live longer and our lives are made easy.

The artists gathered together for Our Friends Electric draw inspiration from front-line scientific research, yet provide a creative and emotive understanding of the continuing moral and ethical questions that surround new and evolving technology. The exhibition features film works; robotic sculptures and automata, and prints/drawings produced by robots/A.I. ‘life-forms’.

Machine Made: Art, Robotics & A.I.

QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces

1 July – 10 September 2017

This exhibition presents the work of selected artists who responded to a national open call seeking artworks that utilise robotics or Artificial Intelligence in their production, or artworks that explore and question the ethics and issues surrounding our technological future, specifically relating to robots and A.I.



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