Exhibition

Uncanny Valley, Difficult Kin

5 Apr 2019 – 23 Jun 2019

Event times

11:00am-4pm

Cost of entry

Free Entry

Aspex

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • The Hard Interchange is is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays
  • Portsmouth Harbour Station is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays

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Aspex is delighted to present Uncanny Valley, Difficult Kin, a new exhibition from artist Maggie Roberts (aka Mer).

The exhibition is on show at until 23 June 2019, with a Preview on Thursday 4 April, 18.00hrs.

About

Uncanny Valley, is the term used in robotics to describe human responses of deep unease when interacting with the radical otherness of 'lifelike' robots. For this exhibition, its definition is extended to explore fictional relationships between human, animal and synthetic entities. Algorithmic intelligence, magic, plasticity, symbiotic hybrids and swamp demons all trigger an uncanny valley-like response.  Thinking about Difficult Kin, Maggie is interested in the potential for an animistic engagement with material, virtual and nonhuman life to encourage perceptual shifts towards a more entangled, abstract and porous being.

 

Uncanny Valley, Difficult Kin comprises multimedia artworks, including a Youtube ASMR inspired audio fiction, an ambient soundscape, HD videos and a wandering sculpture/ installation made of crystals, detritus, ocean flotsam, photographic collage, laser cut stencils and fabrics.

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