SUZANNE TREISTER | WORKS FROM SURVIVOR (F)

SUZANNE TREISTER

Works from SURVIVOR (F)
6 OCTOBER – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

CURATED BY MARK JACKSON


IMT Gallery is proud to present Works from SURVIVOR (F)the first showing of selected works from a new ongoing project by Suzanne Treister.

SURVIVOR (F) is an hallucinogenic exploration of a post-apocalyptic reality in undetermined time and space.

Whether manifestations of a sole survivor of the human race, on earth, in space, on a new planet or parallel universe, or of an artificial superintelligence (ASI), SURVIVOR (F) presents visions of a post-futuristic sublime, charting an existential imaginary of potential human/non-human agency/non-agency and beyond, of the psychedelic consciousness of SURVIVOR (F).

A new performance by artist Linda Stupart will take place during Works from SURVIVOR (F) in relation to the exhibition and we will be publishing a commissioned text by Mer Maggie Roberts and Lucy A. Sames.

Essay by Maggie Roberts and Lucy A. Sames

SUZANNE TREISTER IN CONVERSATION WITH MAGGIE ROBERTS AND LUCY A. SAMES
WHITE NOISE PROPOSITIONS FOR SURVIVOR (F)

SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2017 


For this in-conversation event, Maggie Roberts and Lucy A. Sames discuss SURVIVOR (F) with artist Suzanne Treister. Using their co-authored exhibition text White Noise Propositions as a starting point, the discussion will focus on Treister’s research and the fictioning methodologies she employs, to consider the hallucinatory aesthetics and speculative worldbuilding that make up her dense practice.

Roberts and Sames will draw on their current research interests around algorithms, science fiction, mysticism and altered states to discuss SURVIVOR (F) and the wider context of Treister’s practice.

SURVIVOR (F) is an hallucinogenic exploration of a post-apocalyptic reality in undetermined time and space.

Whether manifestations of a sole survivor of the human race, on earth, in space, on a new planet or parallel universe, or of an artificial superintelligence (ASI), SURVIVOR (F) presents visions of a post-futuristic sublime, charting an existential imaginary of potential human/non-human agency/non-agency and beyond, of the psychedelic consciousness of SURVIVOR (F).

Lucy A. Sames is a curator and researcher living and working in London. She is a curatorial practice-based PhD candidate at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK 2016-19) researching the intersection of cybernetics and altered states through the technology of mystical diagrams.loLucy is Co-Curator at Res. a mutable project based in a gallerooopy and workspace in Deptford, South London.

Maggie Roberts is an artist working between London and Capetown. She exhibits aligned to 0rphan Drift (the collaborative media avatar she co founded in 1994), and is currently researching hyperobjective aesthetics, somatic virtual experience and Posthuman perception, and the implications of Deep Dream imaging for the evolution of non human intelligence.

Maggie has participated internationally in over two decades of exhibitions, screenings and performance as part of 0D, including at the Cabinet Gallery, Tate Modern and IMT Gallery, London; CAC Gallery, Vilnius and the Berardo Museum, Lisbon. She is working on an ACE commissioned video piece for Res Gallery, London next year, and a collaborative project with indigenous South African Bushmen healers.

Suzanne Treister lives and works in London and the French Pyrenees. In 1988 she was making work about video games, in 1992 virtual reality, in 1993 software and in 1995 she made her first web project and invented a time travelling avatar, the subject of an interactive cd-rom. Recent projects include HEXEN 2.0 (2011), Post-Surveillance Art (2014) and HFT The Gardener (2015). An ongoing focus of her work is the relationship between new technologies, society, alternative belief systems and the potential futures of humanity.

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💎  Survivor (F)/Mystical Apocalypse | 2017 | oil on canvas | 213 x 168 cm

Courtesy of the artist, Annely Juda Fine Art , London and P.P.O.W , New York

 

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