Exhibition

Mercerism

6 Jul 2017 – 9 Jul 2017

Event times

12-6 pm daily

Cost of entry

Free

The Crypt Gallery - St Pancras Church

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Tube: Euston or Euston square

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The Tunnel is a group of artists, poets and theorists based in London and Manchester. They exhibit there work in a wide variety of spaces such as disused shops and Churchs.

About

The exhibition is based on the ideas of consciousness and empathy in relation to technology. The title Mercerism is derived from Philip K. Dicks novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep(1968). Mercerism is the technology based religion of the future that creates a collective consciousness thta leads to an empathy between humans.; in a sense an almost spiritualised unity of joy and pain; both sensations have equal worth in the Nietzschean world view.

Other philosophical concepts explored in the book and film are what defines a human being; in the novel empathy is the key(Deckard) in the film adaptation(Blade Runner 1982) memory is the most vital ingredient(Tyrell).

The work in the exhibition relates to both the film and text.

Curators

The Tunnel

Exhibiting artists

Mervyn Diese

Elena Dimitrova

Genevieve Leavold

Jamie Stanton

Mark Rathmell

Julie Ann Steward

John Gathercole

Chris Godber

Chris Godber

Lauren Mele

Rebecca Smith

Mathew Tudor

Alicia Roy

Tony Berkman

Noel Grassy Macken

Rekha Sameer

Jessica Ballantyne

Tracie Angiolini

Ashley Chapman

Chris Rangel

Cassandra Mahoney

Monika Tobel

Taking part

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

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