'Happy Redoubt Robot Racing' will present one of the activities from Juneau Projects' forthcoming participatory art installation 'Welcome to Happy Redoubt - A Post-Apocalyptic Marketplace', to be presented during November and December in the Inigo Rooms.
Juneau Projects will offer audience members an insight into the marketplace they are creating (in collaboration with university staff and students) and offer people a chance to bet upon a series of robot races. In groups of three attendees will be able to 'bet' on the robot racing - small customised robots running a short course. Winning bets will receive tokens that can be used as currency within the marketplace when it opens in November.
This is intended to give an insight into some of the elements of the exhibition and to provide a fun and informal way for attendees to get involved in a small aspect of the project and to discuss further ways to contribute.
Juneau Projects are an artist-duo formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. The majority of their work includes participatory elements and involves projection, sound, music, animation and installation. They are particularly interested in the rapidly increasing speed of technological development, and its associated obsolescence. Recent work has been focussed upon ideas of cultural production within hypothetical post-apocalyptic societies.
Juneau Projects have exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include 'I am the Warrior', John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 2013; 'The Infocalypse Stack', Ceri Hand Gallery, London, 2013; 'Tatton Park Biennial', Knutsford, 2012; 'The Principalities', Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Kingston, 2008; 'Trappenkamp', Tate Britain, 2008 and the British Art Show 6, Hayward Touring: Baltic, Gateshead, International 3, Manchester, Bonnington, Nottingham, BCMA, Bristol, 2005.