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Uncanny Alley

June 2, 2019

Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK

Roboticist Masahiro Mori proposes that a robot is considered more ‘likeable’ when it resembles human features. This correlation continues until the robot’s semblance to humans becomes nearly a parallel, but remains irritatingly imperfect: the ‘Uncanny Valley’ between artificiality and familiarity.

Uncanny Alley explores this zone of unfamiliarity within the home space. It tests how domesticity can be morphed and perverted, producing grotesque results. The artworks on show has an uncanny, disjointed feel and interrogates what we know to signify home, and how this can be problematized. Much of the art utilises everyday items, narrating a fragmented story of those objects’ owners that never feels fully finished.

Image Gallery

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Shelf: Grace Benita

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Grace Benita
Grace Benita
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Grace Benita
Grace Benita
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Charlotte Dawson
Charlotte Dawson
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Zoe Neidisch
Zoe Neidisch
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Zoe Neidisch
Zoe Neidisch
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Anna C Davies
Anna C Davies
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Anna C Davies
Anna C Davies
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Grace Benita
Grace Benita
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Sonia moran
Sonia moran
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Holly Rozier
Holly Rozier
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