Wonderful: Visions of the Near Future
Jordan Baseman, Christine Borland, Adam Chodzko, Dorothy Cross, Richard Dedomenici, Peter Fend, Kerry Morrison, Jane Prophet, Third Angel and Alexa Wright.
A major new project which emerges from the discussions and realisations of artists and scientists working together collaboratively. The project strands explore the languages and assumptions of art and science and look at what happens when these research interests fuse. Rather than addressing science fiction utopias and dystopias, Wonderful presents visions of the future as it may be in five, ten or thirty years because it is informed by todays developments. Wonderful investigates science within a broad cultural and philosophical framework, inviting visitors to consider their own position in relation to ethical issues emerging from current developments in technology and scientific research.
The project includes three new live works co-commissioned by Arnolfini. Choice by Kerry Morrison and Dr Alicia Prowse is presented as part of the exhibition. Every year millions of pounds are spent trying to eradicate plant species introduced to the UK from overseas, which are regarded as damaging. The pairs interactive work focuses on Himalayan Balsam, one of Britains top invasive species, and highlights the human factor within the ever-changing landscape. The two other commissions, by Third Angel and Richard Dedomenici, are shown as lecture presentations details page 5. Video work by Third Angel is also being shown in the exhibition.
The Wonderful project also encompasses an educational CDROM, conference, publication and website: www.wonderfulwebsite.net
Jane Prophet will be showing recent work at R O O M,
4 Alfred Place, Redcliffe, Bristol 14 February 12 March. For information tel 0117 927 3778.
L Shed at Bristol Industrial Museum, Harbourside, Bristol
Sat Wed 10.00 17.00, Tuesday 10.00 21.00. Closed Thursday and Friday
There will be information and books available in the exhibition foyer
Curated by Clare Cumberlidge. A Wellcome Trust and NESTA collaborative project, with additional support from Arts Council England. Live work co-commissioned by Arnolfini and Wonderful. Supported by Bristol Museums & Art Galleries