[spectre] Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century.

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Fri Nov 4 12:13:38 CET 2016

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Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century.

"Monsters have always defined the limits of community in Western
imaginations."(Haraway 1991)

Date: 18 Nov 2016 - 21 May 2017
Venue: Laboral Centro de Arte, Los Prados, 121, 33203 Gijón

Participating artists: [AOS] Art is Open Source, Cristina Busto, Equipo
Sauti ya wakulima, Mary Flanagan, Carla Gannis, Genetic Moo, Fernando
Gutiérrez, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shu Lea Cheang, Gretta Louw & Warnayaka
Art Centre, Regina de Miguel, Joana Moll & Cédric Parizot, Guido Segni,
Karolina Sobecka, Alan Sondheim, Thomson & Craighead.

Curated by Marc Garrett on behalf of Furtherfield.

Monsters of the Machine is a contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s
Frankenstein and asks us to reconsider her warning, that scientific
imagining and all technologies have unintended and dramatic consequences
for the world. It also invites us to ask the same about the arts and human
imagination. Shelley’s classic, gothic horror and science fiction novel,
has inspired millions since it was written 200 years ago in 1816, and then
published anonymously in London in 1818. It offers a lens through which to
look at the practices of arts and sciences today and how they shape
society’s relationship with technology.

The exhibition considers the roles of our arts and science traditions and
examines these issues as part of everyday life; as they are played out in
the anthropocene, and climate change, gender politics, ethics, governance,
surveillance, posthumanism, transhumanism, hacking, biohacking,
colonialism, neoliberalism, biopolitics and accelerationism.
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