Super Human: Revolution of the Species
Jonathan Duckworth wearing his work Embracelet (left). Leah Heiss with Drift (right). Photos by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2009.
Exhibition dates: 5 November - 5 December 2009
This interactive exhibition at RMIT Gallery turns the spotlight on collaborations between artists and scientists and the impact on what it means to be human – now and into the future.
Top nanotechnologist Dr Amanda Barnard to speak at Super Human Artists’ Reception Sunday 22 November 6-8 pm, RMIT Gallery. Read more
View photos and interviews with the participating artists:
- Jonathan Duckworth
- Tina Gonsalves
- Leah Heiss
- George Poonkhin Khut
- Brad Nunn
- Jill Scott
- Tissue Culture and Art Project
- Mari Velonaki
- Justine Cooper
- Donna Franklin
- Angela Main
- Paul Thomas
Super Human: Revolution of the Species is an exhibition to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species.
Emerging artists and scientific practices have evolved new species of hybrid art forms. Super Human revisits the Cartesian body and its place in contemporary culture through its focus on Cognition and Neurology (Mind), Augmentation and Biological Manipulation (Body) and Nanoscale Interventions (Spirit, that which is not visible). Showcasing work in these fields by a new generation of Australasian artists, Super Human exposes our aspirations and fears about our bodies and their extraordinary functions.
Presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology.
Find out more at the ANAT Super Human web site.
Groups welcome for free guided tours: Bookings (03) 9925 1717.