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HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein

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Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning: Probably Chelsea, 2017 © Photo: Paula Abreu Pita
HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein

Perth Cultural Centre, James Street
6000 Perth
WA
AU
October 20th, 2018 - December 23rd, 2018

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.pica.org.au/
EMAIL:  
info@pica.org.au
PHONE:  
+ 61 (0) 8 9228 6300
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 10-5

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Opening

Friday 19 October 6.30pm – 8.30pm

HyperPrometheus commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818).

Considered by some to be the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein is both a celebration and warning of the seductive powers and unforeseen outcomes of scientific advancement. It uncannily predicted a world in which humans are able to overcome our limitations through human/non-human hybridity, reproductive and genetic manipulation.

Featuring Australian and international artists, HyperPrometheus re-contextualises Frankenstein for the new millennium within the realms of contemporary and biological arts. Monsters and monstrous creatures abound, in works that test our understanding of what it is to be human, living, natural, functional, valid or valued. Curated by Oron Catts, Laetitia Wilson and Eugenio Viola.

HyperPrometheus is part of SymbioticA’s Unhallowed Arts event series.

Presented in partnership with SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia (UWA)

 

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