Why do humans strive for perfection?

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.

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?  

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 will run from the 21st June until the 6th October 2019. 

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


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