Empathy Loading

15 Jun 2020 – 21 Jun 2020

Regular hours

Mon, 15 Jun
10:00 – 18:00
Tue, 16 Jun
10:00 – 18:00
Wed, 17 Jun
10:00 – 18:00
Thu, 18 Jun
10:00 – 18:00
Fri, 19 Jun
10:00 – 18:00
Sat, 20 Jun
10:00 – 18:00
Sun, 21 Jun
10:00 – 18:00

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Royal College of Art

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus 9,10,52
  • South Kensington/High Street Kensington
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Empathy Loading is a new online project exploring empathetic relationships between humans and networked non-humans. The project is developed by students from the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme Graduate Projects 2020, Royal College of Art, London, in partnership with Furtherfield.


Empathy Loading is a transdisciplinary online art project inquiring into affective relationships between humans and non-humans. These emotional connections are the objects of speculation in the works of Friendred, Elisa Giardina Papa, Vishal Kumaswamy and Marie-Eve Levasseur, who each submitted a creative ‘proposition’ in response to these themes. The artworks reflect upon the interweaving of the synthetic and organic worlds, and the emergence of new forms of caretaking and caregiving. One submission, by Vishal Kumaraswamy, was chosen to be developed further into the project’s main online commission. Speculating on the potential of alternative systems of care for and with technology, all artists’ responses, exhibited on the Empathy Loading website, invite consideration of meaningful interactions between humans and machines by developing new forms of intimacy. Launching on 15 June, the website will feature artist interviews, a curatorial statement, a newly commissioned creative text by poet and programmer Allison Parrish and host a live public programme.


Sakhi Gokhale

Maria Cynkier

Jiayi Du

Xinyu Wang

Huanzhi Zhang

Eve Miller

Haseeb Zafar

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Allison Parrish



Vishal Kumaraswamy

Elisa Giardina Papa

Marie-Eve Levasseur


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