White Cart Loom
2nd November 2016 to 19th February 2017. FREE
Paisley Museum, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA
In support of the town of Paisley’s ambition to be UK City of Culture in 2021, the UWS Creative Media Academy and New Media Scotland with investment from Renfrewshire Council have commissioned boredomresearch to make a new piece of work for the town.
boredomresearch is artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith, internationally renown for creating artworks which explore extended time frames. boredomresearch have a deep and long lasting fascination in the mechanics of the natural world which they explore using contemporary technology.
Alt-w | Cybraphon
Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award -
Ziggy Campbell, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman
From the 8th July 2016, daily 10am-5pm.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh
Cybraphon, the autonomous emotional robot band, is now part of the National Museum of Scotland's collection. The artist collective FOUND gifted Cybraphon to the nation in 2013. It can now be seen as a key bridging work between the new art & design and science & technology galleries.
Cybraphon obsessively googles itself every 15 seconds to see how popular it is. The results affect its emotional state which in turn affects its playing style. Twenty-five antique instruments and 60 robotic actuators then play music that FOUND has composed for each emotion.