Francesca da Rimini

Seduction of a Cyborg @ Human Resources, Oct 7 – 23

7 October 2016

The Seduction of a Cyborg group exhibition is on at Los Angeles’ Human Resources, opening October 8 and running from October 7 to October 23.

Curated by David Evans Frantz, Hannah Grossman, and Simone Krug, the show takes the feminist work of artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, her 2002 feature-length film Teknolust in particular, as a starting point for exploring “intimacy, sex, and desire as related to technocratic fantasies of futurity, (re)production of bodies, and fractured selfhood in the digital age.”

The exhibition will feature the work of 16 artists and collectives, including Leeson herself, working across video, photography, installation, and web-based projects. Seduction of a Cyborg is a cross-generational project — Sadie Benning, Hannah BlackShu Lea Cheang,  Faith Holland, and Juliana Huxtable among them — representing a range of practices and approaches to deconstructing our understanding of “the networked and plugged-in subject” within technofeminism, queer theory, and disembodiment.

See the Human Resources website for details.**

Still from Juliana Huxtable, 'determinism', 2015. Courtesy the artist and Buenos Tiempos Int.
Still from Juliana Huxtable, ‘determinism’, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Buenos Tiempos Int., Brussels.

Header image: Deanna Erdmann, ‘Untitled Amateur Lesbian Video II (After Bathroom Sluts)’ (2015). Video still. Courtesy the artist.

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Beyond the Interface @ Furtherfield Gallery, Apr 24 – Jun 21

22 April 2015

A new exhibition and series of events titled Beyond the Interface opens at London gallery Furtherfield on April 24 and runs until June 21.

The group show and series features works by a handful of participating artists, beginning outside the gallery itself, whose external walls have been transformed into an immersive installation of lush water lilies and leaves, inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies, by US artist Nathaniel Stern‘s Compressionism series of work.

Inside the gallery itself, one can find Zach Blas‘s ‘Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face’, an HD video and vacuum-formed, painted, plastic mask, as well as Francesca da Rimini’s ‘Hexecutable’ a new LamdaMOO avatar installation and zine. Other works include: Jennifer Chan’s ‘Grey Matter’, a confessional remix video in which the artist “mashes up pop culture, net art, and teen-girl online aesthetic”; Branger_Briz‘s iPhone charging station, ‘A Charge for Privacy’; Heath Bunting‘s ‘Proto-type Off-the-shelf (OTS) British Anonymous Corporation’ documentation material and identity kit; Mez Breeze‘s ‘T[he]Issue: The Geospatial and Mixed-Locative Colonisation Act of 2014’; and Genetic Moo‘s multimedia networked installation ‘It’s Alive!’.

See the exhibition page for details. **


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