‘Between: Embodiment & Identity‘ opens at Somerset House East Wing – April 18th to June 30th
“How do we define the ‘self’ in an age of increasing materiality? The philosophical tensions between what we are and how we think, between human embodiment and identity, is being radically redefined by advances in anatomical knowledge and the brain sciences. At the same time, visual imaging techniques make this knew knowledge visible and explicit, conferring huge explanatory power onto digitized medical imagery. BETWEEN both celebrates the richness of such scientific research and presents works that collectively challenge technology’s entitlement to mediate form. Exhibiting together for the first time, and working in collaboration with King’s neurobiologist Dr Richard Wingate from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, artists Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie and Karen Ingham present works that cross-reference contemporary science, digital imaging techniques, philosophy and the humanities, to explore emerging and enriched images of the Self.”
Wonder Chamber has just opened at one of the UKs leading organizations for photography and lens-based arts, Ffotogallery, and will be on exhibition from 9th of March to 14th April 2012. Wonder Chamber includes new and previously un-exhibited art works in addition to the consolidation of projects that have been in development for
the past few years. A publication accompanies the exhibition and is available from Cornerhouse Publications: http://www.cornerhouse.org/bookstore/product/wonder-chamber-karen-ingham
The Pollinator Frocks Project (PFP) has just returned from New Zealand where it was part of the Eco Sapiens SCANZ event. A link to the SCANZ website with all of the details is on the PFP project page. Video clips from the SCANZ residency and exhibition, which included performative public video ‘walk abouts’ in Pukekura Park and Botanic Gardens, can be viewed on You Tube:
Thanks to Wales Arts International who supported the SCANZ residency, exhibition and symposium.