Virtuality Mortality - the human technology nature continuum, XAP

Art collective XAP explore the intense ecology of the real and the virtual, the physical and the digital, the organic and the robotic.

at Ugly Duck

In a packed weekend programme, an international group of artists and technologists combine multi-sensory installations, interactive robotics, paint, print, machine learning, sculpture, video, audio and performance.

They will investigate communication, tensions and potentials between the realms of the Real and Virtual, depicted as an intense ecology of digital, organic, human and machine; living, decaying, undead and reborn.

Experience the moment of ‘Unoriginal Sin’ via QR code; see the unseen ‘Last free NHS bed’; let an AI ransack your email and create a ’zine all about you'; taste the Big Heap of decaying technology. Visit through the eyes of The (hu)Ma(n)chine; follow the trail of elusive messages from an other place; prepare yourself to forget; notify The System of the Final Wishes for your online self.

There will be participatory performances, ‘Tech Vet’ clinics for your sick gadgets, Big Draw workshops, artists’ tours and a final ‘Takedown/Breakdown performance… where does this waste go?’.


Opening Times
Preview: Saturday 14 October, 6-10pm

14 - 15 October 2017
Saturday, 11am-10pm
Sunday, 11am-5pm

Ugly Duck