Location: Manarat AlSaadiyat
Time: After 9 pm
Abu Dhabi Art has revealed that it will introduce the renowned After Dark initiative first launched at Tate Modern, London, to this year’s edition of the Fair; set to run from 21 – 23 November 2019 at Manarat Al Saadiyat. The use of After Dark’s pioneering technology will open Abu Dhabi Art’s doors to the world by allowing anyone with an internet connection to take control of a robot and guide it through the fair to view the artworks on display.
The After Dark experience will take place every evening during the week of the Fair, once visitors have left the building. Equipped with cameras, the robots will then be set free, waiting to be controlled by anyone who wishes to login remotely and steer the robots around. While the building will be dark, lights mounted on the robot’s head will allow users to navigate their way through the galleries to view art. The robots become an extension of the user, allowing them to experience the art at night like never before through an online broadcast of the fair.