Speculative Fabulation

Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Lectures

Opening: Nov 12, 2017 13:00 Sunday
Artists: Joey Holder

Chronus Art Center, Building 18, No 50 Moganshan Road

Date: 2017.11.12 13:00-14:00

SF is a method of tracing, of following a thread in the dark, in a dangerous true tale of adventure, where who lives and who dies and how might become clearer for the cultivating of multispecies justice.

Donna J. Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Joey Holder draws us into a fable of the ecosystems and anthroposystem. Connecting forms which have emerged through our human taste, culture and industrial processes, Holder investigates the complex systems that dissolve notions of the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’. Genetically modified products, virtual biology and aquatic creatures are incorporated into an extended web, challenging our perception of evolution, adaptation and transformation. By comparing the substances of the so-called ‘organic’ and ‘man-made’, and their perceptions through a series of abstractions, Holder creates a manifold world that shows the most natural and unified harmony than it has ever been. These hybridities may suggest a particular function or natural form but remain elusive through their odd displacement. During the event, Holder will transform the CAC project room into a sci-fact scenario with three works - Selachimorpha, Ophiuchus, and Ophiux, which will guide the audience to experience the artist’s fascination with our universe and the unknown.

Welcome to join the open-ended sharing about the future of science, medicine, biology and human-machine interactions!