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In Conversation | Maggie Roberts (Mer)

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Aspex Gallery

Vulcan Building

Gunwharf Quays

Portsmouth

PO1 3BF

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Artist Maggie Roberts (aka Mer) will talk about the ideas behind her work in Uncanny Valley, Difficult Kin with the audience and Joanne Bushnell, Director of Aspex.

The immersive show fuses traditional and digital media, and here the artist will discuss her methods and influences.

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.

Visit the gallery’s website to discover more (CLICK HERE).




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This event takes place on Sunday 26 May, 14.00hrs.

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.

If you have any queries, please contact Aspex's Marketing & Communications Manager:

E: ollie@aspex.org.uk

T: +44 (0)23 9277 8080

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