HyperPrometheus commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818).
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. Featuring 19 Australian and international artists, HyperPrometheus, opening 19 October at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), explores the Frankensteinian persona in modern life.
The selected artworks in HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein are drawn from experimental, contemporary and biological arts and tackle ideas of life and death, the creation of life, the reanimation of the non-living, synthetic biology, the technological non-human and the responsibility of creators.
Curated by Eugenio Viola, Laetitia Wilson and Oron Catts, HyperPrometheus comes 20 years after SymbioticA founders Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr presented their ground-breaking Tissue Culture & Art Project at PICA in 1998.
HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein will be open from 20 October to 23 December at PICA. It is part of SymbioticA’s Unhallowed Arts event series commemorating the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. It is presented in partnership with SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia (UWA).
“We take great pleasure in celebrating this milestone with SymbioticA through the presentation of HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein, an artistically led exploration and critique of the ethical and cultural issues of life manipulation.” – Amy Barrett-Lennard, Director, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Artists: AES+F, Tarsh Bates, Erich Berger and Mari Keto, Erin Coates, Thomas Feuerstein, Heather Dewey Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning, Hayden Fowler, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Sam Jinks, Olga Kisseleva, Daniel Lee, Kira O’Reilly, ORLAN, Nina Sellars, Justin Shoulder, Stelarc, Lu Yang.
20 October – 23 December
Gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth