sk-interfaces exhibition >>
Exploding Borders – Creating Membranes in Art, Technology and Society FACT, 1.2.-30.3.2008, exhibition curated by Jens Hauser
sk-interfaces book >>
Liverpool University Press
164 pages, 70 color illustrations
sk-interfaces is a multi-disciplinary exhibition of contemporary art works which reflect the progressive feeling of uncertainty and ‘inbetween-ness’ which we encounter in the age of technological extensions. Much like a generalized rite of passage, the 17 international artists translate this emotionally uncomfortable ‘betwixt and between’ period. They make use of today’s sensation of being ‘neither here nor there’ to engage us into moments of enhanced self-reflexivity. Skin represents a place where art, science, biopolitics, philosophy and social culture inter-face. Materially and metaphorically, artists replace borders that tend to separate by membranes that need to be negotiated; between spaces, species, gender, senses, disciplines and genres.
sk-interfaces launches FACT’s Human Futures programme in Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.
Tissue Culture and Art Project – Victimless Leather Orlan – Harlequin Coat Wim Delvoye – Sybille II Stelarc – Extra Ear: Ear on Arm Art Orienté objet – Artists’ Skin Culture, Roadkill Coat, Trans-species Aura Photography Critical Art Ensemble – Immolation Eduardo Kac – Telepresence Garment Zbigniew Oksiuta – Biological Habitat, Spatium Gelatum, Cosmic Garden Jun Takita – Light only Light Julia Reodica – hymNext Hymen Project Maurice Benayoun with Jean-Baptiste Barrière – World Skin The Office of Experiments – Truth Serum Zane Berzina – Touch Me Wall Jill Scott – e-skin: Somatic Interaction Olivier Goulet – SkinFlags, SkinBag Corps.EXT Yann Marussich – Bleu Remix Kira O’Reilly – Inthewrongplaceness (at the Bluecoat)
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sk-interfaces: Exploding Borders – Creating Membranes in Art, Technology and Society. Edited by Jens Hauser. An art and text book published by Liverpool University Press. Contributions from 25 major international artists, scholars and critics, thermochromic cover design by Zane Berzina.
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