Exhibition

Monitor

6 Dec 2018 – 22 Dec 2018

Event times

Tues-Fri 11-6
Sat 12-5

Cost of entry

Free entry

AIR Gallery

Altrincham
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Altrincham Interchange
  • Altrincham
  • Altrincham Interchange

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Monitor is an exhibition that explores the relationship between ourselves and technology.

About

The works will seek to investigate the impact technology has on our everyday lives; how it can aid us to live a more efficient, convenient life, and conversely affect our mental and physical health. We begin to rely on our devices, often to function. Our society is dominated by technological advancements; technology is everywhere from our phones to the cars we drive – they makes our lives easier and more comfortable, but what is the cost? Are we losing an fundamental part of what makes us human as our decision making is being influenced by and often replaced by machines?

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. It is a tool, a means to stay in contact with friends, a forum in which we share aspects of our everyday lives. Human interaction is supplemented by social media – but is it some way being replaced? Adverts are tailored towards our spending habits, our actions online recorded and monitored. Where our lives were once private, databases now exist. Scrolling social media has become a normal daily action that ironically enables us to spend more time monitoring other people’s lives than living our own.

Is our virtual reality a utopia or dystopia?

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Curators

Andrew Gilmore

Exhibiting artists

Francesca Fini

Sam Tahmassebi

Harry Pickup

Hazel Soper  

Charmaine de Heij

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Jayson Gylen

Richard Baker

Cherry Tenneson

Peter Davis

Peter Davis

Hannah Newman

Fabien Bouchard

Sam Alexander Mattacott

Dasha Ilina

David Lunt

Peter H Dickinson

Paul Johnson

Sid and Geri

Aileen Creegan

Aileen Creegan

Vilas-Boas

Yulisung

Bob Bicknell-Knight

Bob Bicknell-Knight

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