• Interspecies Disco | 0rphan Drift & Friends

  • Thu, 06-06-2019 at 18:00
  • Aspex Gallery
    Vulcan Building Gunwharf Quays
    PO1 3BF Portsmouth
Interspecies Disco | 0rphan Drift & Friends - Aspex Gallery - Portsmouth

Artist Maggie Roberts (aka Mer) will be joined by fellow long-term 0rphan Drift collaborator Joe Walsh and friends Kirsten Cooke and Inga Tilda, for a unique performance as part of her solo exhibition Uncanny Valley, Difficult Kin.Uncanny Valley is the term used in robotics to describe human responses of deep unease when interacting with the radical otherness of 'lifelike' robots. Algorithmic intelligence, magic, plasticity, symbiotic hybrids and swamp demons all trigger an uncanny valley-like response. Difficult Kin refers to 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.The performance extends upon some of the themes and concerns explored in Uncanny Valley, Difficult Kin. Entities embodied will include a cat, artificially intelligent octopus, slime mould and the amorphous BioDiamonda.> BookingThis event takes place on Thursday 6 June, 18.00hrs.Attendance to this event is free. Booking can be made via this Eventbrite page. At the event, please present your ticket to the Info Desk. Our cafe partners Port Coffee will also be open (pay bar).If you have any queries, please contact Aspex's Marketing & Communications Manager:E: ollie@aspex.org.ukT: +44 (0)23 9277 8080