Robot Love Returns
Listen up, humans! The legendary grassroots Robot Love mashup of art, dance, music and tech returns for a fifth encounter in Brevard County. The robots emotionlessly invite humans to “uninstall 2020” and “reboot” inside the newest factory, the Foosaner Art Museum, as well as outdoor satellite locations, where coding protocols are underway for a six-week spectacle for all the human senses.
The official-ish mascot of Space Coast creativity, Robot Love brings together artists, dancers, fashionistas, musicians and innovators for an art experience all designed to produce the heart fuel robots crave.
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The creative festivities kick off in an exclusive private opening Friday, Jan. 15, featuring art in the museum, and live music and dance outside. Limited tickets will be available for sale at Robotloveart.com.
The public can view the museum art for free beginning Saturday, Jan. 16. Regular Foosaner Art Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The exhibit closes with FashiON/OFF, a circuit-inspired couture fashion finale. Limited tickets for the fashion show will be on sale at robotloveart.com
Robot Love is produced mostly by robots but also by local creative community leaders Marty Mercado and Derek Gores. Gores is internationally known for his collage artwork, with clients like Playboy, ESPN, and Adidas. He was recently the first ever artist in residence for the historic Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills.
Mercado is an acclaimed dancer, trained by the New York Ballet. The Robot Love team includes leaders across the spectrum of the arts, from fashion to music, theatre to design, coding to dance. It's this collision of art forms that thrill the team.
"We’ve always said that Robot Love will return ‘as needed,’" Mercado said.
Added Gores :"After a wild 2020, we are humbled by the submissions to this exhibit. You'll see the work of more than 100 artists, musicians, dancers and makers. We're equally humbled by the sponsors who fuel a radical show like this. Leaders in their fields know that it takes art to get to new places."
Overheard at past Robot Love events:
- "I think I just found my imagination."
- "The next giant leap for mankind might be in this room."
- "This place smells like colors."
Said the robots in a faxed statement: "All events will be held in accordance with current CDC and local health ordinances including social distancing and mask protocols. The robots will be running Windows 95 as a show of solidarity, if that makes you feel any better."
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