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Larry Achiampong and David Blandy. Genetic Automata

16 Oct 2019 – 10 Nov 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 20:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 16:00

Free admission

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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Genetic Automata by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy forms the first part of an ambitious new body of works exploring race and identity in an age of avatars, video games, and DNA Ancestry testing.

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A video installation – A Terrible Fiction – references the history of the theory of evolution, and the relationship between Darwin and his taxidermy teacher John Edmonstone, a freed slave. The work combines animation, spoken word and text interspersed with microscopic topographies of varied shades of skin, digital renditions of skin from video games and film footage of bird life from Darwin’s bird skin collection at the Natural History Museum. 

As part of the installation, the artists have invited London-based illustrator, muralist and animator Wumi ‘Wumzum’ Olaosebikan to create a mural responding to the themes and ideas addressed in Genetic Automata.

Exhibiting artists

Larry Achiampong

David Blandy

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