Campina Melkfabriek, Eindhoven
15 September – 2 December 2018
“Robot Love” is the fourth exhibition staged by the Niet Normaal Foundation, whose aim is to bring socially relevant topics to a broad audience in order to have a public and inclusive discourse about them.
There are hardly any topics more current in the media at the moment than artificial intelligence and robot technology and the associated consequences for our (co-) existence. However, the scenarios of the future which are conjured up are met not only with euphoria, but also with fear. The exhibition “Robot Love”, on the other hand, aims to approach the subject from an optimistic perspective and welcome robots into our lives. Against this background, visitors are invited to find out what it actually means to be human and then reflect on their relationship to the machines. The exhibits by sixty-plus artists, designers, and scientists are intended to give visitors the opportunity to find out through direct interaction how the influence of these new technologies on our society can “feel” and present itself. The works are divided into “Responsive Love”, “Joined Intelligence” and “Attuned Consciousness” and are supplemented by events. For example, from 15 to 17 November 2018 there will be the opportunity to experience the installation “Swarming Lounge” by Kondition Pluriel in performance. A pre-installed app on your smartphone will allow visitors to interact with virtual characters through everyday gestures and short moments of intimacy.