Posts Tagged ‘Hardware Gallery’



Uncanny Valley is a phrase that I hadn’t heard before the Google exhibition. Once I chose my website, 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.