Curated by Rainer Fuchs, this will be the first Austrian exhibition from the Lithuanian duo where, inspired by science fiction film The Andromeda Strain, they transform the space into an incubator for “still unknown (hybrid) beings of the future”. The aforementioned 1971 techno-thriller, directed by Robert Wise, was inspired by the 1969 Michael Crichton novel of the same name about a deadly alien outbreak begun in Arizona. Pakui Hardware thereby explore the potential of synthetic biology in creating artificial organisms, “leading to a scenario of possible new lifeforms and lifestyles”.
The collective comprising Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda has more recently presented Transactions at Oslo’s Podium in February this year, and is a part of the still ongoing Deep Skin group exhibition organised by Grégoire Blunt and Emmy Skensved and taking place 2100 metres underground.
See the MUMOK website for details.**