[spectre] Children of Prometheus, exhibition at Furtherfield 1 July - Sunday 20 August 2017
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Children of Prometheus
“The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.” ― Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo
Date: Saturday 1 July - Sunday 20 August 2017
Venue: Furtherfield Gallery (London, in the heart of Finsbury park)
Private View: Friday 30 June, 6 - 8pm (Register - http://bit.ly/2siXRpv)
Open Sat-Sun, 11am - 5pm or by appointment
Featuring Anna Dumitriu, Carla Gannis, AOS (Art is Open Source), Simon McLennan, Alan Sondheim.
Humans have always exploited the raw materials this planet has to offer - with the power to change the nature of things, whether physical or virtual. With constant re-edits and enhancements we transform everything we touch as part of our evolutionary mutation. In Greek mythology Prometheus was a demigod and a Titan worshipped by craftsmen. Greek Titans were ultimately honoured as the ancestors of humans, who in turn were attributed with “the invention of the arts and magic" (Graves 1964).
The artists featured in Children of Prometheus at Furtherfield Gallery explore the possible consequences of our scientific and technological imaginings for us as individuals, our society and the world at large. It considers the roles of our arts and science traditions, and how they are played out while examining: governance, posthumanism, biohacking, and biopolitics.
This exhibition is produced in partnership with LABoral, in Gijon, as an extension of the Monsters of the Machine exhibition 18 Nov 2016 - 21 May 2017. Based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein written 200 years ago which continues to offer a lens through which to examine current practices in arts and technology and how they shape society today.
Note: Robert Graves. Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. Paul Hamlyn, London. 5th Edition, 1964. P.92.
Co-Founder, Co-Director and main editor of Furtherfield.
Art, technology and social change, since 1996
Furtherfield Gallery & Commons in the park
Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQhttp://www.furtherfield.org/gallery
Currently writing a PhD at Birkbeck University, London
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Monsters of the Machine:Frankenstein in the 21st Century
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