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Kitty Clark, 'Somebody Loves You' (2016). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'Somebody Loves You' (2016). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'Somebody Loves You' (2016). Detail. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'Stage 2.0 - Beta' (2016). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'Stage 1.0 - Alpha' (2016). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'My Love (The Idol Woman)' (2016). Install view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'My Love (The Idol Woman)' (2016). Install view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'Noise (Screaming)' (2016). Install view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'A New Post Appears' (2016). Install view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'A New Post Appears' (2016). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'A New Post Appears' (2016). Detail. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'My Love (The Idol Woman)' (2016). Detail. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'My Love (Unfertilised Female)' (2016). Installation detail. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'HUMANS UNITE' (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London
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Kitty Clark, 'Stage 4.0 - Return' (2016). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo: Original&theCopy.

Kitty Clark, Humans Unite (2016) exhibition photos

, 27 June 2016

Humans Unite, a solo show by Kitty Clark at new London space, Public Exhibitions ran May 27 – June 12, 2016. Curated by Valentina Fois, the show presented a new series of works by Clark that address futile desires and contemporary anxiety through what Fois describes as “a transhuman mentality”.

Kitty Clark, 'A New Post Appears' (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Public Exhibitions. Photo Original&theCopy.
Kitty Clark, ‘A New Post Appears’ (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Public Exhibitions, London. Photo Original&theCopy.

It’s comprised of mainly sculptural pieces featuring materials and arrangements such as aluminium, etched text onto acrylic, dead flies, and laminate. Some air vents with printed text look to be providing air to an empty see-through chamber that acts as an arm rest for an animatronic hand perched, armless on top. A large-scale digitally projected 3D virtual environment of a ‘Wheatfield (FEEL KNOW)’ presents Humans Unite as a clinical space for its items, the projected work acting as a perfect backdrop for a perfectly possible emotional transformation. 

 

To accompany the show the London-based artist provided the following text with the press release, which was also printed in ‘stages’ snaking around each aluminium air vent installed in the space:

Stage 1.0 – Alpha:

Unreliable – repeated major system failures

Erratic – total lack of administrative control

Infested – bugs crawling all over the desk

Stage 2.0 – Beta:

Free – Enslavement seems a long way off!

Chaotic – surge of largely illicit content

Prophetic – reactionary critics emerge

Stage 2.5 – Enlightenment:

Bias – early adopters gain superior competency

Divergence – basis of persisting hierarchy forms

Unrest – the path to the top becomes steeper

Stage 3.0 – Passivity

Mutation – interface optimised for ease of use

Integration – convenience breeds compliance

Contentment – the environment is seamless

Stage 4.0 – Return

Collapse – overcrowding triggers power outage

Despair – irreparable damage to infrastructure

Cure – regression, acceptance, euphoria.**

Kitty Clark’s Humans Unite was on at London’s Public Exhibitions, running May 27 to June 12, 2016.

Header image: Kitty Clark, Humans Unite (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist and Public Exhibitions, London. Photo Original&theCopy.