Within the framework of MA Curating and Collections’ final show, // we are pleased to present a special screening of Zach Blas’ film Jubilee 2033 (2017) as part of our public programme. This exhibition aims to dismantle the established boundary conditions of gender, race and class within our current colonialist, capitalist and gendered economies. Featuring works by Ericka Beckman, Puck Verkade and Osías Yanov that challenge the system, the grid and ways of classifying which delineates boundaries within our society. In the realm of the exhibition, the traditional divisions between human and animal, organism and machine, and the physical and non-physical are blurred in order to address a myriad of ways in which technology relates to human nature and the agency of the body.
// is informed by Donna Haraway’s 1984 essay, A Cyborg Manifesto. The cyborg is used as a fictional and metaphorical concept for subverting these boundary conditions. Haraway proposes a mythic answer to the problems we are currently facing. Through this fictional method, this exhibition guides us through the breakdown of limiting identity constructs, towards a new social structure as a call to arms for the future.
This event is also followed by a drinks reception at The Cookhouse Gallery.