XPO – So close and yet so far
Period: 09/07 – 18/07/2021
Open: Fri/Sat/Sun 14:00-17:00
Location exhibition: XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede (NL)
During specials events in the evenings, Ernesto will be at the exhibition through a Zoom link to talk about his experiences as a remote artist-in-residence. How can you communicate through a robot without speaking? And what connection do you get with the community? There are a limited number of places available, so book as soon as possible a free spot at XPO through this link.
“So close and yet so far” is an art project inspired by interplanetary explorations such as those sent to Mars in recent years. The piece consists of sending a reconnaissance robot controlled remotely by the author to places of our own world, explore them and rerealize them from the point of view of a technology that, in some cases, tends to get us closer in and in other cases gets us more apart.
This project of Ernesto Walker (Mexico) has had three missions. The first two in Mexico in 2015 and 2016. The third one this year in Enschede as a remote artist-in-residence. The last mission is especially addressing the pandemic situation and the vicissitudes of being an artist in residence through a robot.