ArtBots is pleased to announce that the Sixth International ArtBots Exhibition for Robotic Art and Art-Making Robots will take place at the Ugent UFO-building in Gent, Belgium on 7–9 October 2011. Creators of talented robots are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion in the show. We have no fixed idea of what qualifies as robotic art; if you think it’s a robot and you think it’s art, we encourage you to submit your work. Regardless of whether it’s hi-tech, low-tech, or neg-tech, we’re interested in the ideas you’re working with, not just the gear. Proposals for workshops, performances, and other kinds of participation are also welcome. Each ArtBots is a bit different; the location changes and we invite new humans to co-curate the show with us. We hope that by changing the specifics of the show each year we can keep it accessible to a diverse range of people, works, and ideas. This year’s co-curators are Douglas Repetto (ArtBots), Kurt Van Houtte (timelab), and Nik Gaffney (foAM).
ArtBots 2011 is a joint production of timelab (Gent), FoAM (Brussels), University of Gent, ArtBots, and Columbia University Computer Music Center.