Love the Robots

WHEN : 15th & 28th Jan, 2:00 – 5:00pm
WHERE : The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Love the Robots is live robotic theatre. It’s as much about the makers as it is about the creations and you, as an audience member, are encouraged to become a maker too. Watch live or stream the show online.

Over the course of an evening, Edge Resident Kirsty Boyle, will join with robotics artists based locally in Brisbane and around the globe, to present a distinctly new performance work. Each of the creators will provide an intimate window into their practice, taking you to the heart of where, how and why they create.

An artist talk will set the scene, introducing each of the artists and their robotic creations. Then prepare to be drawn into a world beyond imagination as each of the artists sets their robots to perform. See ancient techniques and modern technological marvels combine to produce a performance that you are not likely to forget. From body extension robotics and demolition robots to humanoids, swarm robots and robots in love, the performances will span the full spectrum of the field.

Artists will present live and via remote participation. Both shows will be streamed live, with tools for online interaction providing the ability for questions, comments and discussion. The streaming site will go live for each performance.
Love the Robots is designed to give you a rare insight into contemporary robotic arts and contribute to the development of communities of cultural producers in this field. Indulge your curiosity and expand your definition of theatre in this unique event.

Sunday 15 January, 2-5pm

Kirsty Boyle
Niki Passath
John Tonkin
Brad Nunn

Brisbane-based instrument inventors /primitive noiseniks Sky Needle will create a performing mess of musica povera, sound sculpture and big vibrating stuff. Featuring Sarah Byrne, Joel Stern, Ross Manning, Alex Cuffe, Henry Mills and Michael Donnelly.

Saturday 28 January, 2-5pm

Michael Candy
robococo (Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders)
Ross Manning
Mari Velonaki