The Posthuman Era Became a Girl @ SLG, Jul 25 – 26

, 22 July 2014

South London Gallery will host a two-day event titled The Posthuman Era Became A Girl and featuring the works of Ann Hirsch and Jenna Sutela, running July 25 to 26.

The event will showcase the UK premiere of Hirsch’s Playground at Goldsmiths’ George Wood Theatre on July 25, a play by the New York-based video and performance artist drawing on her experiences of ‘coming-of-age’ and the construction of gender and sexuality against the backdrop of late-90s AOL chat rooms.

July 26 will feature the UK premiere of Sutela’s New Degrees of Freedom, a living media project by the Helsinki-based artist and writer, as well as a panel discussion between Hirsch, Sutela and art historian and writer Giulia Smith at the SLG space.

Taking its title from Elvia Wilk‘s ‘Where Looks Don’t Matter and Only the Best Writers Get Laid’ (2013), and organized by curators Rózsa Farkas and Helen Kaplinsky, the event explores the continued drive towards liberation from identity in the aftermath of Posthumanism’s failure to realise a decentralised, post-gender world.

See the SLG event page for details. **

Playground, Ann Hirsch. Image courtesy artist & Rhizome.
Playground, Ann Hirsch. Image courtesy artist and Rhizome.