- Title: Floating spheres: Wayne McGregor's new installation hits London
- Date: 10th August 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) WAYNE MCGREGOR, ARTIST, SAYING: "It doesn't scare me. Again, I think it depends on its application. I think it could probably be very useful. I think that there might be some really amazing, kind of, potentials in it that are as yet unexplored. I think with all tech and with all new tech particularly, I think you have to have lots of different types of creative minds working on the tech to see what the potential could be, how can we realise the potential in different ways, and I think that's why it is really exciting for artists and technology to work together." VARIOUS OF EXHIBITION GOERS INTERACTING WITH SPHERES
- Embargoed: 24th August 2017 13:17
- Keywords: Wayne McGregor floating spheres +/- Human Roundhouse art installation London Camden modern art
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Art,Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0036TKP2E1
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- Story Text: To the casual viewer, Wayne McGregor's new art installation in London may just look like a load of balls, but the new exhibition from the renowned British choreographer is, in fact, asking what it is to be human in a world of increasingly sophisticated technology.
'+/- Human' opens in London's Roundhouse art space venue on Thursday (August 10), a collaboration between McGregor and art group Random International, who previously created the acclaimed Rain Room.
From delivering packages to targeting militant groups, autonomous technology is increasingly becoming part of our daily lives.
McGregor says it's something he was keen to explore, "I love that relationship between body and machine, I love that between intelligences, I love it between this notion of what is autonomy and how wide can we have a sense of autonomy nowadays," he said.
The installation will feature a series of choreographed dances but will also allow members of the public to get up close with the drones.
"The motion tracking system looks for, for example, somebody to go towards and it allows the spheres to find a pathway, to invent a pathway to go and find, close to that person." McGregor says, "If that person moves it reacts and moves back again. And then when it's had enough of that love affair or that bullying of that particular individual or dancer, it moves and finds another one. So, in basic terms, it really is a kind of attraction and repulsion."
'+/- Human' runs until August 28, 2017.
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