After their adventures in Rotterdam and Shanghai the Cybercity crew is moving on to it's next exhibition location.
On November 12, the exhibition opens at 16:00 at the Zollverein World Heritage Site in the City of Essen, with some opening words from Asli Sevindim (Artistic Director of the "City of Cultures" at Ruhr2010). Main feature for visitors of the 3rd i exhibition is the interactive exploration of a scale model ideal city of the future, using remote controlled video robots to take a stroll through the landscape. The visitors can steer the robots using a body controlled step pad.
The exhibit is connected via the internet with the project website and with the virtual exhibition site in Wakefield at Beam Gallery so that virtual visitors can also steer the robots in Essen.
Both exhibitions sites also facilitate communication between the German and English visitors, using especially developed "telepresence furniture" to meet, talk, debate and share with each other. The telepresence technologies are developed by media artist Graham Smith in cunjunction with students from the Utrecht School of the Arts, TU Delft and the University of Rotterdam.
The Third Eye Essen - Wakefield (2010) from V2_ on Vimeo.
See also the German Newscast on the 3rd I project here:
Live: Cybercity Ruhr [03:39]
Live Exhibition in Essen, Zollverein World Heritage Site, Hall 5, Shaft XII [A5], Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, www.zollverein.de , 12.11. - 12.12. 2010, Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00 hrs, 3, - € / 1,50 €
Virtual Exhibition, Beam Gallery The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG, UK, www.beam.uk.net, 12.Nov. - 12.Dec. 2010, Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 16:30 hrs (local time), free admittance
Online Exhibition, Drive a robot from home, online catalogue: www.the-third-eye.org
3rd i is a TWINS project of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010.