Emergency Index: Volume 3

Alex’s Painting With Light performance at Tate Modern is featured in the amazing latest edition of Emergency Index.

“While we argue about what performance documentation might mean, every year countless performances are lost to history. In book form, Emergency Index attempts to capture a broad snapshot of the “state of the field” of performance, as it exists right now, and as described by artists themselves. Volume 3 is here, with more than 700 pages documenting hundreds of recent performances across unexpected genres and from all over the world. This is an amazing resource for scholars, teachers, appropriators, artists, nihilists and anyone making performance.”

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Due to popular demand, an additional Painting With Light workshop has been scheduled in March 2015.  There are only a few places left.  Book Here.

HARR1 at Fabrica for Brighton Digital Festival 2014

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Photo by Francesca Moore – francescamoore.co.uk

An Afternoon with HARR1: a Brighton Digital Festival conversation event took place at Fabrica  on the 3rd of September 2014.

Hosted by Lorenza Ippolito, in conversation with artists Alex May and Anna Dumitriu, visitors were introduced to, and interacted with, HARR1 (Humanoid Art Research Robot 1) and held a lively discussion covering a wide range of topics including robot carers and sexual partners, military funding of the technology sector, the environmental impact of robotics, and how robotics affect human employment.

BDF2014-HARR1The event was featured in the previews section of the Brighton Digital Festival 2014 guide.

HARR1 is part of the ongoing “My Robot Companion” project by Alex May and Anna Dumitriu as part of their “Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence” position with the University of Hertfordshire.  The project is funded by the University of Hertfordshire and Arts Council England.