[NetBehaviour] boredomresearchs' private view ::THIS THURSDAY::

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Nov 7 22:26:15 CET 2005


boredomresearch would like to invite you to

'theatre of restless automata'
their national touring solo exhibition

@ New Greenham Arts, Newbury

Preview: Thursday 10th November (7-9pm)
Exhibiton: Tues 8th - Wed 30th November

Collaborating as boredomresearch Southampton based Vicky Isley and Paul 
Smith
have gained an international reputation for interrogating the creative 
role of
computing. Their enthusiasm for scientific modelling techniques and 
fascination
with natural systems inspires them to produce beautifully crafted 
software art
that presents an exciting alternative to our technologically fraught lives.

The title references the craft of the mechanical automata makers from the
sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, who made mechanised creatures which 
at their
time were shocking in their display of life-like behaviour. Many used a 
barrel
of pegs or pins that held the program of movements, much in the same way 
that
early computers used punch cards.

'theatre of restless automata' [TORA] is boredomresearch’s largest solo 
exhibition
to date, containing computational works inspired by in-depth research into
artificial life and digital biology. By exploring the aesthetics of 
life, they
challenge our willingness to see life where there is none. Through a 
number of
glass portals you will be able to watch the complex and fascinating 
behaviour of
the restless automata as they interact in their closed computational 
universe,
triggering sounds that spill out into the space.

'theatre of restless automata' is a collaboration between Aspex Gallery, 
HTTP://
(House of Technologically Termed Praxis), London and Space4, Peterborough
and is funded by Arts Council England, South East.

For further information on the works exhibited please visit 
http://www.boredomresearch.net
or visit http://www.http.uk.net to view documentation of TORA at the 
House of Technologically Termed Praxi, London

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New Greenham Arts
113 Lindenmuth Way
New Greenham Park
Newbury
Berks
RG19 6HN
tel. 01635 817480
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FOR DIRECTIONS GO TO: http://www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk/map.htm







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