ICRA will host an exhibition of over seven robotic art installations, CoExistence, curated by Alain Thibault, ELEKTRA's artistic director.
We know that we are and will be called upon more and more to live, to collaborate with machines. Even if we are still in prehistoric times in the development of robotics linked to artificial intelligence, we can see that these machines, by becoming more and more autonomous, will be much more than an extension of the human. The concept of a self-replicating machine developed by John von Neumann in particular leads us to believe that humans are currently working to create the next step in their evolution. The idea of this exhibition revolves around the human being's desire to come into contact with the machine, to tame it, then to observe it and have fun in front of his desire to accomplish human tasks.
Welcome, to the machines !
Curator and Artistic Director of ELEKTRA and the International Digital Art Biennale
Many thanks to David St-Onge for his work and support in ensuring that this exhibition component can exist within ICRA 2019.
FORUM: Expressive Motions
A full day forum – “Expressive Motions” will explore topics related to the theme with the participation of artists/researchers involved in the exhibition alongside a poster/interactive session. An eminent panel is also planned to discuss collaborative aspects of multidisciplinary research.
Bill Vorn - Behavior and Misbehavior: A Path to Believable Living Machines
Jean-Pierre Laumond - Motion as Artistic Matter
Guillaume Bourrassa - Innovation: a Creative Drive for Moment Factory
Justine Emard - Reborn
Panel hosted by IEEE Spectrum
Ken Goldberg - Robo-Exoticism: The Expressive Motions and Emotions of Our All Too Human Machines
Heather Knight - How Robot Motions Influence Human Behavior
Jean-Pierre Gauthier - Performative Objects and Empathy
A separate student art exhibition curated by professional artists and art professors (Alexandre Castonguay and Jean-Pierre Gauthier) will be hosted in parallel to the main exhibition providing early career artists with the opportunity to engage with the robotics research community.
May 20 - 24, 2019
Palais des congrès de Montréal
159 Saint-Antoine St. West