Leicester Tango

17 September 2022 - 9:00

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester

This is a drop-in event running, there is no need to book 

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery: Tuesday 13 – Friday 16 September: 11:00-16:30, Saturday 17 September 11:00-17:00 
Highcross Leicester: Tuesday 13 – Friday 16 September: 09:30-20:00, Saturday 17 September 09:00-19:00 
It will also be available to visit as part of the British Science Festival's takeover of Leicester Museum and Art Gallery on 15 September, running 18:00-22:00.

Knock, knock… who’s there? In this installation, artificial intelligence (AI) is used to create a tango, danced between two places – the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery and Highcross Shopping Centre. 

At each venue, you’ll get to observe the other through a series of dynamically changing images within an abstract structure. The movements of visitors at each venue triggers what is seen by the other, having a direct response and enabling the work to evolve over time.

A version of this mind-bending installation, created by digital arts pioneer, Ernest Edmonds, was premiered at the Dubai Expo 2020, connecting with Leicester at the LCB Depot. 

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA 
Highcross Shopping Centre, 5 Shires Lane, Leicester, LE1 4AN

This event is produced by the Arts AI Festival and supported by the British Science Festival. For further details about this installation, and details about all Art AI Festival activities at the British Science Festival, please visit: art-ai.io/programme