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Children of Prometheus

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Saturday, 1 July 2017 to Sunday, 20 August 2017
Friday, 30 June 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Artists Anna Dumitriu (in collaboration with Melissa Grant and Rachel Sammons), Carla GannisAOS (Art is Open Source)Simon McLennanAlan Sondheim explore the possible consequences of our scientific and technological imaginings for us as individuals, our society, and the world at large.

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.

The exhibition explores through, art, science, governance, posthumanism, biohacking, and biopolitics. It is produced in partnership with LABoral, in Gijon, as an extension of the Monsters of the Machine: Frankensteinstein in the 21st century, exhibition, ending Agust 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.

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Events, Activities, and Presentations

Alan Sondheim - performance/presentation
Sunday 2 July 2017, 2 - 4pm
Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park

Children of Prometheus Presentation - Carla Gannis and Alan Sondheim
Monday 10 July 2017, 6 - 8.30pm
CAS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

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Artist ( Description ): 

Anna Dumitriu is a British artist whose work fuses craft, sculpture and bioscience to explore our relationship to the microbial world, technology and biomedicine. She has an international exhibition profile, having exhibited at venues including The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, The Science Gallery in Dublin, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, and The V&A Museum in London. She is artist in residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford, a visiting research fellow: artist in residence in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire, and an honorary research fellow of the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BFA in painting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA in painting from Boston University. In the late 1990s she began incorporating net and digital technologies into her work. Gannis is the recipient of several awards, including a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award in New York, NY. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Simon McLennan has produced his ephemeral street art/interventions, starting out in Bristol, then London, and now Brighton, using chalk and pasting on billboards. He has played in various alternative post rock groups through the years, currently fronting art rock group Solid Birds Flying in Brighton. He is also a filmmaker, bringing together film and music.

AOS (Art is Open Source) was born in Italy, in 2004, as an interdisciplinary research laboratory focused on merging artistic and scientific practices to gain better understandings about the mutation of human beings and their societies with the advent of ubiquitous technologies. AOS was created by Salvatore Iaconesi (engineer, hacker, artist, designer, TED Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, Yale World Fellow, Prof. in Interaction Design at ISIA Design University in Florence), joined by Oriana Persico (social scientist, artist) and now includes more than 200 artists and researchers from across the world.

Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his partner, Azure Carter in Brooklyn NY. A cross-disciplinary artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely. Recently, Sondheim had a successful residency at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York; while there he worked with a number of collaborators on performances and sound pieces dealing with pain and annihilation. He also created a series of texts and 3D printing models of ‘dead or wounded avatars.’ His ideas explore death, sex, space, time, terror and how these effect our psyche and the body.

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Venue ( Address ): 

Furtherfield Gallery is located in the middle of Finsbury Park attracting large numbers of diverse visitors reflecting the Gallery’s unusual location. Jenny Judova of Fad magazine picked Furtherfield Gallery as one of the top five galleries in London that show new media art and ArtSlant featured Furtherfield Gallery in ‘The Best Non-Profit Art Spaces in London’.

McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park
London N4 2NQ

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