Human non Human
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Investigate our basic human drives in this multi-sensory exhibition
Part of the Sydney Science Festival, this intriguing exhibition explores humanity’s core motivations and influences, and asks what we might become in the future. Hosted by the Powerhouse Museum, Human non Human will use architecture, design, robotics, biotechnology, chemistry, organic matter, film and performance across four installation works. These will represent society’s evolution and potential for adaptation across four integral aspects of life: food, work, sex and belief.
Lindsay Kelley will observe how our eating habits are altered by technology in Ballistic Bundts, where she’ll use bullet-riddle ballistic gel in the shape of cakes as a starting point for a discussion about global food insecurity and the impact of military technology. For the film Renderlands, Liam Young dissects the changing workflows and networks within the real spaces where digital creations are made through a mix of fiction and documentary-style storytelling.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso will approach the topic of sex using photography to capture the intricate sexual organs of plants in her work On the Marriages of Plants, addressing our inherent drive to reproduce. Dancer, choreographer, artist and a senior Erub man from the Torres Strait Islands Ken Thaiday has teamed up with Jason Christopher to merge traditional practices with Christian theology and create the adaptable totems in Dance Machines.
You can see these creations come together and unravel humanity until January 27 2019.