This interactive exhibition at RMIT Gallery turns the spotlight on collaborations between artists and scientists and the impact on what it means to be human – now and into the future.
Super Human: Revolution of the Species is an exhibition to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species.
Emerging artists and scientific practices have evolved new species of hybrid art forms. Super Human revisits the Cartesian body and its place in contemporary culture through its focus on Cognition and Neurology (Mind), Augmentation and Biological Manipulation (Body) and Nanoscale Interventions (Spirit, that which is not visible). Showcasing work in these fields by a new generation of Australasian artists, Super Human exposes our aspirations and fears about our bodies and their extraordinary functions.
View photos and interviews with the participating artists:
- Jonathan Duckworth
- Tina Gonsalves
- Leah Heiss
- George Poonkhin Khut
- Brad Nunn
- Jill Scott
- Tissue Culture and Art Project
- Mari Velonaki
- Justine Cooper
- Donna Franklin
- Angela Main
- Paul Thomas
Top nanotechnologist Dr Amanda Barnard will speak at Super Human Artists’ Reception on Sunday 22 November, 6-8pm.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.