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04 Aug 2009

The Australian Network for Art and Technology presents Super Human: Revolution of the Species

© Brad Nunn, Machine Gun Walker (2004),
photo by Joachim Froese.

Symposium :: Masterclass :: Exhibition


23 - 24 November 2009
BMW Edge Fed Square

25 – 26 November 2009
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

5 November - 5 December 2009
RMIT Gallery


Melbourne Australia

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Inspired by the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, Darwin's evolutionary treatise, Super Human: Revolution of the Species turns the spotlight on collaborations between artists and scientists and the impact these investigations have on what it means to be human, now and into the future.

23 - ­24 Nov 2009

This high-calibre event boasts a program of invigorating and inspiring keynotes alongside presentations of cutting-edge collaborative research projects engaging with the Super Human themes: Augmentation, Cognition and Nanoscale Interventions. Registration and ticket sales are now open.

Taking place over two days, the Super Human symposium will present an invigorating and inspiring mix of keynote speakers and collaborative research projects engaging with one or more of the symposium themes: Augmentation, Cognition and Nanoscale Interventions.

Questions that the symposium will address include, but are not limited to:

*How do scientific and artistic bodies of knowledge intersect with human, social bodies?
*Does art serve simply as a representational tool for the sciences or is there more to the picture than that?
*Does research into bodies and their systems offer an insight into aesthetics, or is it confined to the purely functional?

Curating Masterclass 25 - ­26 Nov 2009

An unsurpassed opportunity to engage with the world’s leading curators bringing emerging artforms to broad-based audiences. The Super Human masterclass, a two-day intensive workshop limited to 40 participants, provides the essential skills and knowledge necessary for curators and writers to introduce audiences to these exciting new practices.

Specifically, the masterclass will: provide a theoretical context for emerging practices within an international framework; identify the key emerging artforms, artists and advocates; connect curators, presenting organisations and resource networks; explore the impact gallery space and exhibition design have on emerging artforms; and identify audience development and marketing strategies.

5 November - 5 December 2009

Showcasing works by leading Australasian artists, the Super Human exhibition reframes the Cartesian body within contemporary culture. Focusing on Cognition & Neurology (Mind), Augmentation & Biological Manipulation (Body) and Nanoscale Interventions (the Soul, the 'not visible'), the exhibition exposes our aspirations and fears about our bodies and their extraordinary functions.

Artists: Kirsty Boyle, Justine Cooper, Jonathan Duckworth, Donna Franklin, Tina Gonsalves, Leah Heiss, George Poonkhin Khut, Angela Main, Brad Nunn, Jill Scott, Paul Thomas, Tissue Culture & Art Project, Mari Velonaki

Visit the Super Human site now to purchase tickets, apply to the masterclass or join the email subscription list -