2011 Google Exhibition @ Hardware Gallery – Theme – Uncanny Valley

Posted: September 3, 2011 in Exhibition
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Uncanny Valley is a phrase that I hadn’t heard before the Google exhibition. Once I chose my website, https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Uncanny_valley I really got an understanding of how people get the “creeps” when something is not quite human but posing to be. I wondered what set the limits for our comfort zone and I endeavoured to explore the why behind the feelings of Uncanny Valley.  I created a pair of artworks using tapestry to emulate dot matrix and collaged printed fabric images to develop the environments that have shaped them. One has been created in a factory with cogs and machine parts, surrounded fences to keep people out, the other has been shaped by the media and her world is blogging and the internet. When something is in its own environment everything is relevant, when it’s taken out of its comfort zone, we get Uncanny Valley.

  1. carolyn says:

    I like the aesthetic feel of your blog. The theme and design work well to support and complement your edgy tapestry work. Am now tick ticking away with Uncanny Valley – first time I’ve been introduced to this concept. Interesting for me, since I like creating and appreciating art that plays with re-contextualisation and juxtaposition 🙂

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