Science Gallery’s latest flagship exhibition HUMAN+ invites you to consider a future of augmented abilities, authored evolution, new strategies for survival and non-human encounters through a range of installations and laboratories exploring the future of our species. The exhibition opened at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on April 15th and runs until June 2011.
This major international exhibition draws together a range of installations ranging from a euthanasia roller coaster to the prosthetic head of Australian performance artist Stelarc. HUMAN+ also includes a children’s book illustrating the question on where babies come from in the IVF era to a vision of eternal life through digital means. It also features artist Eduardo Kac’s “plantimal” called the Edunia – a hybrid plant which includes the artists own DNA. HUMAN+ paints a somewhat ambiguous picture of the future of our species. What enhancements will we choose to become better humans? What happens when we live side by side with our robotic companions? How can we author our genetic futures? Find out at HUMAN+
HUMAN+ Image by Steve Barrett, Embryo III
Explore the future of our species and the HUMAN+ exhibition in this exclusive catalogue, featuring essays by Michael John Gorman and Stelarc, with interviews with all the curators of HUMAN+ including Rachel Armstrong, Charles Spillane and Ross McManus. Beautifully illustrated with over 70 pages of interviews, articles and in depth looks at all the exhibits on show at HUMAN+ it is available for sale at Science Gallery and online.