Why do humans strive for perfection?

With growing cultural pressures to look and live in an ideal way, is striving for perfection a positive goal? Or is imperfection what sustains life and creates diversity and difference? A wave of new science and technology allows us to modify, hack and transform our lives into our own personal perfection. By holding up a mirror to our own ideals, Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin’s upcoming exhibition, PERFECTION reflects ever-changing ideas of scientific precision, body augmentation and perfect imperfection.

Through the lens of artists, musicians, mathematicians, architects, designers, psychologists and surgeons, we invite you to explore what it means to pursue perfection in a non-perfect world.  PERFECTION runs from 21st June until the 6th of October with topics from the exhibition getting a deeper dive through a comprehensive event series. 

Dublin Digital Radio (DDR) will be onsite spinning tunes with their brand new experimental software created during their artist residency at Science Gallery Dublin in May, followed by an audiovisual adventure with Dreamcycles. Pull your very own Science Gallery commissioned artwork by Eoin Ryan, with a helping hand from the crew at Damn Fine Print. 

Register here to attend the PERFECTION launch party on June 20th.  This is an 18+ years event.  

Please note that photography and video may be taken at the event for media and marketing and educational purposes.

PERFECTION originated at Science Gallery Melbourne which is part of The University of Melbourne.


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