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Hannah Doucet is an artist from Central Saint Martins and makes sculptural work. Based in London and born in Paris, she has been looking at presentation methods within art. Specifically at how we display work within exhibition spaces, how we ‘explain’ it through writing, and how we lecture about it to others. Her work oscillates between the creation of a personal body of work and the organisation of collaborative projects. In 2017, her project Tiny Tiny Spaces, a DIY VR platform was featured in the exhibition Alt Real at the Letharby Gallery. Following her lecture on holography for Tate Exchange in January, she has created ‘Shift’, a performance lecture series involving artists with a diverse body of work.
Pablo Olvera Mateos
Originally from Mexico, currently based in London, Philosopher Pablo Olvera Mateos specialises in the philosophy of aesthetic. Although now Pablo occupies himself with philosophy, he is also an artist himself. He has a passion in contemporary art, and has been creating artworks as well as curating exhibitions and art projects.
Heleen Sintobin is a Belgian furniture designer and maker, from the Royal College of Art. Inspired by daily life, ancient and future making methods, her work strives to convey the power of materials in a contemporary design context. In her practice she looks for a balance between written historical and academic and hands-on material research, experiments and happy accidents. At the moment she is working on a project which explores possible near futures of craft within a post-digital context.
Mirei Yazawa is an artist who works with body movement, bodily sensation and improvisation to explore how we construct reality and share it. Studied Bio Science, worked as IT engineer and graduated from Goldsmith College in fine art, she has been active in the art scene in Europe and Asia ever since.
The Authentic Fake is the culmination of a programme exploring the nature of reality. After looking into the way we receive and decipher sensorial information in Decoding Sensations and diving into altered states of consciousness with [IN]sane, we are turning our eyes to the world of hyperreality, where the real has been replaced by its own representation.
The current state of technology, the explosion of information and mass media, the dissolution of the materiality of objects, and the primacy of images in Western societies, have changed the way we define ourselves both individually and collectively. We are using the idea of hyperreality to question and destabilise concepts such as identity, gender, veracity, origins and social order, touching on subjects like simulation & copy, collective narratives, organic vs inorganic, fact & fantasy, and the consequences in social and political discourse.