Nottingham Contemporary

Marguerite Humeau @ Nottingham Contemporary, Oct 15- Jan 15

13 October 2016

Marguerite Humeau is presenting solo exhibition FOXP2 at Nottingham Contemporary opening on October 15 and running to January 15.

The event, co-curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel and Sam Thorne, is a collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary and Paris’ Palais de Tokyo where it has already opened in June of this year. The multi-sensory exhibition explores space and time through a choir of 108 billion voices, immersing us in an installation that embarks on a journey back to the origins of life and towards the vision of a human-less future.

The project grew out of conversations with experts in fields such as zoology and re-enacts “the moment when a gene – FOXP2 – mutated, allowing our ancestors to develop language.”

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Marguerite Humeau, 'FOXP2', (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Palais de Tokyo. Photo: Spassky Fischer
Marguerite Humeau, FOXP2, (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Palais de Tokyo. Photo: Spassky Fischer
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Lynn Hershman-Leeson @ Nottingham Contemporary, Apr 19

19 April 2016

Lynn Hershmann-Leeson‘s Conceiving Ada directed by artist and filmmaker will be screened at Nottingham Contemporary on April 19.

The film is about Ada Lovelace —19th century mathematician who is said to have written the first algorithm carried out by a machine in her notes on “the analytical engine”—played by Tilda Swinton. Emily Coer, a computer genius, finds a way to tap into communicating with the past by working with “undying information waves”. She speaks to Ada Lovelace about computer language and the possibility of making a “difference engine”.

Hershmann-Leeson who showed recently in Whitechapel’s blockbuster show, Electronic Superhighway, made this film in 1997 and since there have been several works around Lovelace, including exhibition, Coded After Lovelace that examines information, code and communication now as well as something with which to reach back through digital history.

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Lynn Hershmann Leeson, Lorna (film still) (1983). Courtesy the artist
Lynn Hershmann Leeson, ‘Lorna’ (film still) (1983). Courtesy the artist.

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‘Wasteland Conversation’ #4 @ Nottingham Contemporary, Oct 29

22 October 2013

Here’s  a concept worth getting behind. Wasteland Twinning is a project devoted to protecting and pairing up dead inner-city voids. But, the thing is they’re not dead innercity voids but potentially diverse and vibrant centres, untouched by gentrification and governmental control, which is why the project wants to keep them that way. Hijacking the concept of city-twinning, that sees somewhere like Dull, Perth in Scotland partnering up with Boring, Oregon in the USA (no jokes), Wasteland Twinning aims to “develop an understanding of the potential of these sites through transdisciplinary models of practice”.

As part of their ongoing programme, Wasteland Conversation: Creativity, Regeneration, Gentrification is a discussion between UCL geographer Andrew Harris and artist and researcher Will Scrimshaw as they critically consider the role of ‘creativity’ in urban regeneration. To coincide with the Recreation Ground exhibition launched at One Thoresby St’s Attic on October 19, the focus will also be on who’s included in these schemes at Nottingham Contemporary on October 29.

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