Co-Thinking About Future: SELF/CONTROL

SELF/CONTROL

Mustafa Boga, Where for we go now, performance video, 2016

Mustafa Boga, Where for we go now, performance video, 2016

28 June – 2 July 2016 | Punctum Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts

PRIVATE VIEW: Tuesday 28th June at 6:30PM

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Natalie Anastasiou, Mustafa Boga, Irini Folerou, Maria Luigia
Gioffrè, Nicola Lorini, Lazeez Raimi, Juan Covelli Reyes, Ilia Rogatchevski, Lorraine
Williams, Neale Willis.

Technology is an intrinsic part of everyday life that constantly changes the way we navigate our world. With the internet bridging distances of physical space, human communication becomes instant. But technology also allows itself to disappear: the way it operates is hidden; starting from the way data is collected to the construction of our online newsfeeds and timelines. How well do we really know this virtual extension of ourselves and of our world?

SELF/CONTROL is a collaborative exhibition that explores how technologies have affected how we construct identity, how information is controlled, and how collective and individual memories are made. The display is a conversation between the immediate present, the long forgotten past and the impending future.

The ten artists exhibited investigate how well we know the digital spaces we have now adopted as second nature. They question and problematize our relationship with technology. They analyse, with different medium and works, key issues of our imminent future. You are invited to witness the rhythms, processes and dissemination of the digital world.

Collectively, we ask you the question: Are you in control?

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Made possible through the Postgraduate Student Communities Fund, University of the Arts London.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm

Punctum Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip St., London SW1P 4JU
The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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